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Old 03-01-2013, 12:39 AM
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Default Morel At Short...

Never thought of this but Robin put him out there in the 5th inning today.

That is a brilliant move. If Morel can handle the position (he played it in high school and his first year in college) he can become the backup infielder. He can provide some pop off the bench and the Sox don't have to put up with Angel Sanchez.

Bravo Robin!

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:16 AM
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Or if he could play 2nd, then beckham could play ss when ramirez sits.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:58 AM
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It could mean that Ventura considers spring exhibition games meaningless, meaningless enough to put two third basemen in the game at the same time. It could be a recognition that stuff happens during a long baseball season. There was a game in 1994 when Ventura had to move over to short in an emergency, without great success. It's possible that Ventura appreciates the value of playing players out of position in meaningless games.

Morel played a few games at shortstop for Charlotte in 2010, but I don't believe playing short in a spring training game means he is being groomed as a backup shortstop. I would be very surprised and rather disappointed if Sanchez doesn't make the team in favor of Morel backing up short.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:13 AM
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Who can forget when we had Jermaine Dye man shortstop?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:08 AM
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Who can forget when we had Jermaine Dye man shortstop?
Chris Widger at 3B right?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:12 AM
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Chris Widger at 3B right?
I remember that game well. Crede started at SS and Widger at 3B. When Crede got ejected (HP umpire Wendlestedt said Crede did not make an attempt to get out of the way when HBP), Timo entered the game in RF and Dye moved from RF to SS

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Anyone who reads anything into what happens in any game that takes place in February is insane
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:36 AM
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:21 AM
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Anyone who reads anything into what happens in any game that takes place in February is insane
Well, yeah, but now it's March...so if Morel plays SS today we can totally read a lot into it right??????
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More on Sox's look at Morel at SS, roster options: http://trib.in/XJFoZ7
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:21 PM
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...,5002043.story

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:32 PM
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Might as well see. If Morel can offer some versatility, that can help him stick on the roster, especially with Kepp dinged up.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:12 PM
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I don't think there is anything in that story that is inconsistent with what I posted or with questioning those that take things in Februray baseball games seriously. It's spring training and baseball beat writers have to write something.

And technically, diving for a ball that goes as an infield hit isn't a fielding chance. But it's just the beginning of March, and I wouldn't take the story too seriously.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:00 PM
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Anything that eliminates the possibility of Angel Sanchez (aka the second coming of Jose Lopez) is fine by me.

At least Morel has shown when healthy, his defense is good and he has some pop off the bench.

Again if he's healthy I'd take him on the roster as opposed to the other stiffs in a heartbeat.

Not saying he's the second coming, not saying it's even going to work out but again, I give Robin credit for thinking outside the box and trying to strengthen the 25 man roster.

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Old 03-01-2013, 03:10 PM
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Heres my thoughts, 1st I dont want sanchez. Morel can play 3rd, Beckham can play 2nd, ss and 3rd. Keppinger 2nd and 3rd. I cant think of any reason Morel can not be the so called utility guy because in reality Beckham and Keppinger are utility guys.
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