Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, May 21, 2024 -- "Shortstops, Redux"

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I am certain that trading Jackson Holliday is a better idea than moving him to center field midseason, and it may be a better idea even than going forward with him as a second baseman. There are not many good fits, though, and a deal like this requires a level of risk that has mostly been bred out of baseball executives over the last couple of generations. I doubt it will happen, but were I Mike Elias, I’d make the calls.