I don’t know that I’ve weighed in on who I’m pulling for this spring for the three spots that are up for grabs this spring. The way I see it, the three spots are CF, 2B, and 5th Starter. All are intriguing to me and I wanted to take a minute to let you know my thoughts over the next couple of days. I’m curious if you agree.
Aaron Miles vs. Mike Fontenot
The Last Unicorn download This is probably the battle I’m most looking forward to watching because each of the different things these guys bring to the table. Miles brings the experience of batting leadoff, which would allow Lou to move Soriano down in the order. On the other hand, his bat is less than impressive and he could end up being a part time type player. Fontenot brings some extra power to the mix, but has never had an everyday job and could show his true colors when given the mix. At the same time, he could also put the kind of numbers he has put up over part time seasons over the past two years. It’s a tough call either way. In the end, I tend to lean toward the Fontenot camp simply because he’s earned his shot at the starting job by paying his dues as a bench guy and playing well in that role. He deserves the shot to play everyday and I’m pulling for him over Miles.