Friday, April 29, 2011
As far as the other news of the day - Snider down, Cooper up - I don't hate it THAT much. Nothing wrong with giving Cooper some innings at first, sliding Lind back to DH and Rivera to LF to see if the forgotten first rounder can show a little something. Just because Snider has been the Face of the Franchise since he was 20 doesn't mean he should get unlimited opportunities if someone else is knocking on the door. Snider was drafted 14th overall in his draft; Cooper was drafted 17th overall in his. Does one measly year (Feb '87 birthdate vs Snider's Feb '88) really make it inconceivable that Cooper could still develop into at least as good a player as Snider might? Yes, Snider shot up the ladder - but then so did Brandon Wood.
Not saying it's likely...but why not try it out? In the playing time battle of Corey vs Travis, it's no contest. But Cooper vs Snider? Well, it's at least debatable...
Posted by dougiejays at 12:54 AM