Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Problem at FB

Shelly Does not, thankfully, have to play with any handicaps, and he does belong on this team.

But he cannot play FB.

To give you some context;

Defensively, if Doug Menkevicz ( now a Pirate..still can't spell his name ) is prime filet, Shelly is half eaten food you pick out of the garbage in Nairobi.

When I went to Tampa this spring, under disguise, I watched him play about 6 innings at FB over the course of two games.

He made 4 errors and misplayed a possible double play ball. He couldn't catch, throw, pivot, bend over, run, jump or dive. But hustle, he did.

Shelly simply doesn't have the " hands " for FB. He is a pretty decent OF, with a great arm but little foot speed ( I have no foot shots except for those of Debbie Clemens and Kristen what's her name ).

Jason Lane is a good back-up OF. Better than Shelly. But he has never played FB.

Jason, we all know about.

We are going to do a deal.

I'll give that " 2 thumbs up."


Anonymous said...

I didn't even know we had a problem at fullback.

Wailin' Suzyn said...

I hope we draft an offensive lineman in the first round.

In football, you gotta be able to run the ball.

Then again, you have to be able to stop the run, too.

Maybe we should draft a defensive lineman first, or a linebacker.