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Old 04-11-2009, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cards press box View Post
If the Sox move Ramirez to CF and Beckham struggles at SS, they could always move Ramirez back to SS. A breakout minor league season for Beckham gives the White Sox a pleasant problem to address. Right now, the Sox' weaknesses are: (1) CF and (2) the back end of the bullpen. Beckham to SS and Ramirez to CF could solve problem #1 and Lance Broadway/Jhonny Nunez/Jon Link/Jack Egbert/Jeff Marquez could possibly solve problem #2.

Within the next two years, I expect the Sox to play Jordan Danks in CF and probably go with this infield: Gordon Beckham at 3B, Alexei Ramirez at SS, Chris Getz at 2B and Josh Fields at 1B with Paul Konerko at DH and AJ/Tyler Flowers behind the plate. That's a little right handed dominant but Jordan Danks, Getz and AJ bat lefty and perhaps the Sox find a lefty hitter to go with Jordan Danks and Carlos Quentin in the OF.
It's unrealistic to expect every young player/prospect to be productive major league players, but Brandon Allen is a lefty. You also didn't mention Viciedo.

There are alot of possibilities with these young players, and a lot of those possibilities are going to hinge on Josh Fields' 3B play this season. I'm not sure Fields will ever hit enough to be a worthwhile 1B.
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