Originally Posted by SCCWS
3rd base tends to be a power position. Why would you move Beckham there when he is struggling offensively now. I think finding a 2nd baseman with some power would be harder than finding a 3rd baseman.
Because the Sox have few options at 3B and there are usually many more options for 2B in the market.
If you figure Beckham can play either 2nd or 3rd, which he can, then you go out and find the best 2B or 3B that you can find.
Yes, the best 3B usually hit better than the best 2B, but those guys are rare and the Sox haven't had one since, well, Melton for a couple of years?