Originally Posted by cards press box
In last night's Sox game, Steve Stone talked about Gordon Beckham and basically said that with his excellent bat, he's on a fast path to the majors. If Beckham is recalled this season, I suspect that the Sox play him at SS and move Alexei Ramirez to CF. I know that Ramirez is a fine SS but he is versatile enough to play CF and that is currently the weak link in the Sox lineup. The revised lineup under this scenario:
A. Ramirez CF
I am not totally for this, firstly it may not be in the best interests of the team (And the player) to have a talented young hitter be given a third full time position in 1 1/2 seasons and secondly if they make that move and bring Beckham up and he struggles at first in the Majors, do The Sox play him regardless? Who plays Shortstop if they decide otherwise? Lillibridge in the lineup every day is not a path i'd like to see The Sox take.