Is it time for a complete rebuild?

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    bccran
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    When you rely on your OF depth to be Thomas, Williams, and Dean, you know you have a problem. Especially when you have to play your second baseman in right field. That was a blatant symptom of the overall team construction issues.

    #168917
    LACardFan
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    Especially when you have to play your second baseman in right field.

    They don’t HAVE to play Edman in right field. His .673 OPS isn’t forcing him into the lineup. He’s been playing the outfield for three years, even when we had better outfielders on the bench.

    This is strictly Shildt’s preference for Tommy.

    #168921
    bccran
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    Generally speaking, your power positions are the infield and outfield corners.
    You don’t play a low power player like Edman in right field. He belongs at SS, 2B or as a 5th/6th infielder. He was an all PAC 12 SS at Stanford.

    #169467
    gscottar
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    Kind of a nerdy ramble but encompasses some of the things we have talked about here.

    #169595
    bicyclemike
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    Agree on Edman and right field. You give up a lot, not so much in his ability to play there, but in opportunity cost. You give up a real good second baseman, and give up having someone whose offense provides more pop.

    Someone like Garcia would have been a good player to give an opportunity to play there. Carlson is the man though, when everyone is healthy.

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