Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:05 PM
Probably get a lot of feedback on this, but I'd leave the infield alone for next season. Call me an optimist, but when I look at how young Aareaz, Polanco and Sano are, I simply can't believe we won't see internal improvement.
Remember how Sano basically missed most of 2018 and was hurt and overweight but has a cannon and improved his foul ball ability?
Remember how athletic Polanco is, has a new, more comfortable throwing motion and missed the first half of 2018? Not to mention put him at SS for "good" after he was bounced around so much.
Remember Arraez was still a rookie, but is a smart, heady player with good baseball instincts who actually held his own wherever he was placed?
I agree with improving defensively and appreciate good defense. And there are "moving" parts over the next season or two with Gordon and Lewis adding to the mix. Not to mention 1B options.
If you really want a short term SS option, why not just stay in house with Adrianza?
But what's wrong with also allowing for experience, growth and development from the young core you have on hand?
"Nice catch Hayes...don't ever f*****g do it again."