I was talking with my friend and scout last week. We openly talked about the need to have a solid replacement either through free agency or the organization with regards to second base. Brian Roberts
has come to a point where the team needs to have a solid 1a that can come in and replace Roberts for 20-30-40 games. The combination of injury history and his style of play makes the need for both a short term and long term solution, imperative.
Funny that this was brought up by Roch just the other day.
It would be nice to see Ryan Adams log a fair amount of secondbase in the AFL. He might not be a gold glove wizard, but he is atheltic enough to man second and turn the double play. (Which was a major issue for the Orioles most of this past season.) He has slowly improved over the years and a .960 fielding percentage is not the worst the Orioles have seen man secondbase in the last ten years. He has the contact and power potential to supplant his short comings in the field. You never know and it is possible that he could be the Orioles version of Martin Prado.