Brewers Need To Make The Big Switch

andy pechContributor IJuly 15, 2009

MILWAUKEE - JULY 29: J.J. Hardy #7 of the Milwaukee Brewers walks back to the dugout after striking out against Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs in the 3rd inning at Miller Park July 29, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

I would really like to see Escobar playing short and leading off right now.

Although I see the need for a starting pitcher, I do not think it will have as much impact on the team as making the big switch at shortstop.

JJ Hardy just doesn’t help the batting order and his weaknesses are even more apparent with Weeks out of the lineup.

I assume the need for this switch is obvious to the organization. It doesn’t take a genius to see Escobar as an equally talented fielder to Hardy and more so a prototypical leadoff man.

Why have they not made the move? I believe it is because they want to trade JJ Hardy and they don’t want to bench him before the deal goes down.

The future of the Brewers is Escobar leading off and Weeks batting in the two spot. My question is, do the Brewers make the switch now or wait until they have a trade for Hardy?