Sure, I'll bite! This is why some of us want to see Mateo on the bench and Ortiz playing instead. A lot of reports have a similar idea, that Ortiz is REALLY good with the glove, so the drop off defensively should be minor. And Ortiz at least has the potential to be a good bat, while I think that possibility is starting to fade for Mateo. Outside of an extremely hot 6 week or so period, Mateo was REALLY poor at the plate. Give Ortiz his chance!
There, I ran with it! Happy?
Whoever asked him about all those infield prospects at AAA sounds a very widely read and intellectual powerhouse of a fan.
I bet he was incredibly sharply dressed too and has the most winning smile you can imagine.
You know. Just a theory. 😉
I have little doubt they have a focus on trying to win. They are just not going to do it by spending 200 million on a free agent player. There is an argument to be made that the just spending money approach doesn't guarantee success. The true measurement will be is when it is time to pay their home grown players or they just choose to sell them off for more prospects.