osforlife wrote:I think he should take reps at first and in center (if it was that easy hah, but he should at least try). That way he could be the right-handed hitter to platoon with Davis/Betemit at First/DH and be the 4th outfielder with Hoes, Jones, and Markakis in left,right,center. He could also pinch hit and pinch run.
Matt P wrote:Agreed, they need to figure out LF long term. If they think it's LJ Hoes call him up to start Opening Day, if they think it's Xavier Avery call him up to start Opening Day, if they don't think either is the answer they need to sign or trade for a LF.
Depending on Reimold at this point would just be silly. I still believe he is the best all around hitter on the team but he just can't be relied upon as the everyday LF.
Why are you focusing on Reimold in LF? Don't you think that he might be more durable as a DH (or part of a DH platoon)?
It's going to be one of the three IMO. All have their flaws and all have their strengths.
If you want the most dynamic player whom might get hurt than it is Reimold.
If you want a consistent player who might be a hollow batting average, go with Hoes.
If you want speed and defense and occasional flashes of other skills, go with Avery.
I will LOVE this battle come spring. Should be great to follow.
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