I’ve been saying for awhile that Todd Walker should be our second baseman. Everyone harps on his defense, which is fine. Sure, he doesn’t turn a great double play, and he doesn’t get to as many balls as Neifi. But, when the balls comes his way, he makes the play. In addition, he hits lefthanded and has a dramatically better ability to get on base when compared to Perez.
The Zoner talks a little about this situation on his site today. Here is a highlight and possible solution which seems easy enough, but for Dusty, nothing is this simple.
I got a sawbuck says Neifi Perez comes out on top of this. And that would be the worst possible scenario. Here’s a novel idea: Play Walker for 7 innings and then bring in a defensive replacement. There…was that so hard?