With all of the attention put on the search for a third baseman, the Cleveland Indians might have just as much of a problem at second base this year.
Maybe the hole that is second base is being forgotten because some of the candidates for the third base job (Jayson Nix, Luis Valbuena) are originally second basemen. This compounds the problem, though. Nix and Valbuena probably should not be starters at either position.
The only other candidate currently officially in the mix is Jason Donald. While he is a good player with a 94 OPS+ and 0.8 wins above replacement in 88 games last year, the Indians don’t seem to be married to starting him.
Instead of hoping that one of these three players suddenly establishes themselves, the Indians should see what Jason Kipnis can do with the job. Read More…
From Bleacher Report, January 24, 2011