squally1313 wrote:That would definitely push Hoerner to AAA to start the year, which is fine. Would push Bote into essentially a roving back up as the short side of that platoon, with KB backing up Schwarber directly and Happ indirectly? Still don't really have a backup shortstop, but Javy doesn't really need days off. Would definitely fit their strategy of targeting guys who were once good, and more recently terrible.
It could also push Descalso off the OD roster. Either way, it sure seems like were gonna add one of Kipnis, Holt or Scooter. All three certainly won’t/can’t find more than bench/platoon roles guaranteed. Probably comes down to whichever one comes cheapest and/or takes a non-guaranteed deal.
In your scenario Bote is backup SS to start the year. Which is fine, in the event Javy goes down Bote takes over for a game and Nico is up overnight. I do hope they give Javy a little more rest this year once Nico is up though. They rode Javy a little too hard last year, especially once he got dinged up.
Adding Kipnis/Holt/Scooter could also signal Nico to CF is a thing they’re considering.