It is a question that has become almost tradition in Boston: who will start at shortstop for the Boston Red Sox?
The Sox have not had a solid shortstop since Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004. Instead, the position has become a rotating door, through which Edgar Renteria, Julio Lugo, Alex Gonzalez and even Nick Green have all walked.
Now, the only thing preventing Jose Iglesias from shutting that door and throwing away the key is his poor performance at the plate.
Still, his defensive prowess is beyond dominant, yet thoughts of players like Elvis Andrus and now, Asdrubal Cabrera begin to appear in the heads of fans.
While the future still remains uncertain for Jose Iglesias and the Red Sox’ middle infield, here are ten reasons why the Red Sox should retain Iglesias rather than pursue Cabrera.