It seems like Richie Martin is an extra piece. If he was DFA'ed would he even be claimed. It seems like the O's have a lot of AAAA prospects at 2B/SS. They are sort of clogging the system in front of players who I hope can hold down a spot in the majors like Henderson and Westburg.
Why is every heart set on Jones at 2B when he’s got such bad defense that even Elias had to defend him?
the purpose of the minors is for a guy to show his parameters. Often a guy is worse when he is promoted, but he’s rarely better. Why set him up to be a disaster at 2B? If he’s LF-bound, option Stewart and let Jones stumble around LF for a while.
Why DFA Eshelman instead of Anderson?
Yeah, I know. That may not even be all ownership. They have saved some money with his injuries the past few seasons with the insurance. Maybe they release him this offseason, finally. They do need the roster spot.
As II BuonO said, I was referring to the scouting and player development world.
Exactly. Jones should be starting at second base 5-6 times a week for the rest of the season unless he completely and utterly falls off. If he's average/decent at second, great. If not, you know that going into next season.