Tuesday, December 1, 2009
It is One Solution for Shortstop
If nothin else, the Red Sox have one plan for shortstop next year which they will not need to make a blockbuster trade to get. The Red Sox have asked star second baseman Dustin Pedroia to play shortstop for them in 2010. Pedroia responded, "They've asked me if I can play shortstop. They've put it out there, and I've told them I'm all for it. I can do it." Pedroia won a Gold Glove at second base along with an MVP and Silver Sluger in 2008 in easily the best season of his career. This season may have been not quite up there with his hihg standards, but he was still a consistent performer with a line of .296, 15, 72 but he did lead the league in runs scored for the second straight year. Pedroia could move to shortstop, the only question is, who would play second in that situation. The Red Sox may try to acquire (if Pedroia did switch) throuh trades Dan Uggla and Brandon Phillips, two free agent second basemen are Orlando Hudson and ('09 Gold Glove winner) Placido Polanco.