Not sure how this was even a question over the off season and especially heading into Spring Training. Reyes was terrific last year at third, defensively and offensively. Flawless? Hardly. All Star? No way. But he was by far the best option we had and now have at third base. And really, that wasn't bad at all.
Still, he's far from a 160, 150, or even a 140 game player there. Even 130+ starts could be pushing it, I dunno. I've always been bad with numbers anyway. But we will need a fill in, even if Jose does stay healthy all year.
I like TJ Rivera's bat but he was a disaster at third defensively in the few times he was out there. He's probably better suited for second. Wouldn't mind seeing Wilmer play third base when Jose sits.
This idea that David Wright is still a third baseman is Ostrich-Head-in-the-Sand (OHS) stuff. Get him a first baseman's glove. It will be all he can do to make the occasional throw down to second base on sac bunts, not to mention third base. And of course, he's ideally suited for a DH.
This seems to be the reality now.
Last edited by fanofclendennon; 02-28-2017 at 11:28 AM.
"Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears – but they seem kinda sensible...."