Well let’s go with that scenario. If that is the case, who plays LF? Are we moving Hays out of CF and playing Mullins everyday? Are they going to play Stewart everyday in the OF?
I don’t think they will go to Diaz immediately. If They feel Diaz is ready right now, the Nunez decision makes far more sense.
My guess is they will want to at least start him in AAA, if for nothing else, to steal the extra year of service time. But if they feel that’s short lived, so be it.
I would guess he is down there for 4-8 weeks and that assumes he is healthy and performing.
But here’s the thing, they didn’t really choose versatility over Nunez. Stewart is the obviously replacement. He can play the corner OF spots but he’s not that great out there. He’s not much better out there than Nunez is at first.
The only ways the Nunez move makes sense to me is if they want Davis and/or Mullins playing a lot more than they should. But both of those are horrible scenarios and not really helpful to the team.
We are better off with Nunez getting those at bats, cutting Davis once you know when the season is starting and having Mullins be your 4th OFer/defensive replacement/pinch runner.
Def agree re Mullins and this will be my last offer. This is good convo regarding the Os. And as I have said several times I don’t really disagree with you. A cheap player with 30 he potential seems worthy of a spot even if lacking in a viable defensive position.
But I also can’t find reason to fault the Os here for choosing more versatile players over Nunez. If this was a team at the very end of a rebuild Nunez could be a cheap player to drop at 1b/Dh but the fact is they do not have long term solutions in very many spots and the rebuild is still ongoing.
I feel like if the Os progress this move will not matter much either way. But I do acknowledge that this is the type of move that if the Os lag and Nunez continues to improve it will hang harshly on them. I guess at this point I just have a bit more faith in what Elias is doing.
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