Apparently the Boston Red Sox management is in complete panic mode.
Last night there was quite a stir in New England when the name 'Dustin Pedroia' and the word 'shortstop' were all mentioned in the same sentence.
With the shortstop position in complete crisis mode, one "solution" is possibly moving the current and Gold Glove winning second baseman to his old position in while playing for Arizona State in college.
Is this really a smart move?
Pedroia isn't foreign to the position, but he hasn't played it since 2006 while he split between Pawtucket and the Red Sox.
A similar comparison would be when the New York Yankees shifted Alex Rodriguez to third base from shortstop to make room for him on the roster and on the diamond since Derek Jeter already filled in that slot.
Pedroia won a Gold Glove in 2008 and has flashed a lot of leather around in his three full big league seasons.
He's committed only 18 errors in those three seasons out of 2,021 chances and exactly six errors per season.
Why mess with Pedroia's success? And suppose it doesn't work out?
There's already a rumor going around that the Sox are interested in 34-year-old second baseman Placido Palanco who wasn't offered arbitration from the Detroit Tigers.
Wait, another 34-year-old? What is it with these guys?
Marco Scutaro or Palanco?
On a defensive stand point, Palanco made two errors in 151 games and Scutaro had 10 errors in 43 games.
Oh, what to do Boston, can we please get it together?