Originally Posted by doublem23
I think they're just ****ing around because it's February 28.
A ton of MLB players were shortstops in high school and college. Mark Teixeira is a former amateur shortstop. A lot of guys who reach the Majors played SS because they were usually the best player on their high school or college team and that's were the best player plays most of the time.
Bobby Thigpen was an All-American at Mississipi State at the DH position. He played in more than 400 major league gamess and only came up to bat once.
I think you're right. A few innings without a fielding chance in a meaningless Februrary game doesn't mean anything.
And I believe a backup shortstop should primarily be a shortstop.