osforlife wrote:The Texas Rangers have re-signed first basemen Brad Nelson to a minor league deal. Nelson was a former top prospect who played all of his 121 minor league games last year at AAA Round Rock. That's odd considering they just traded for Brandon Snyder...
When I have discussed Snyder with my friends over the last few years I have wondered whether Brandon's route to the majors was as a super utility guy. He can play 1B, some 2B, 3B, C, and both OF corners. If he can produce a .750 or better OPS
in the majors with that kind of versatility there should be a spot for him somewhere.
I never understood why the Orioles did not come to that conclusion last year and make the transition so that he could play those positions at AAA.