Because he's a fan favorite, he'll probably be given every opportunity to win the 2B job, and maybe a month or so to prove himself. But Roberts hasn't done anything in years to deserve it. I hope Roberts doesn't become a distraction to the other two more talented 2B on the roster. Last year during a game on MASN, Roberts came on the broadcast and announced he was taking over 2B on a full time basis. Andino was pretty bad at the time, But the only real leverage I thought Roberts had was the terrible contract.
My doctor told me I had to stop so I did the only sensible thing - I replaced the doctor.
If you count on BRob she'll break your heart.
My hunch, and it is just that, is that he will have at least one stint on the disabled list and play just over 100 games, and hit somewhere in the 260 range.
He's off to a great start this spring but that just doesn't mean much. It is however, always awesome to see a player with something to prove.
I'm surprised that so few of the posters have been able to identify the real reason why Roberts is with the team and on the field this spring. He's been hanging around the house for two years with a headache and his wife threatened him. Haven't any of you fellow and lady posters ever been married before? Good grief!!! Why am I the only one who can see the obvious?
Roberts will play less than 100 games this year.
OH has an article about how buff Roberts looks in camp, and supposedly his bat is doing very well too. I havent checked any box scores this year so far, because ST stats are so deceiving. But the consensus over there is Roberts will be the opening day 2B.
Roberts and Reimold are pretty much the same proposition now... if they're healthy and up to potential, they can be major "plus" pieces on the roster. But neither one has given us any reason to be confident that they can. So you treat them like extra credit. If they help, great! If not, you have to have other plans. You don't count on them alone to fill starting jobs.
BRob won't even play 80 games this year
We shall see what BRob has left ?
regardless I'd rather take my chances with him then ANDINO anyday.
it sounds like Reimold is still fighting injuries. he hasnt been able to play a defensive position and Buck said he isn't likely to take him noth, just to DH.
at 29 yrs old, he's still just a player with potential. the problem for the team is, DD said he didn't feel compelled to bring in a big bat, because they were expecting NR back and felt like he could fill that role.
Reports out of ST are all positive. He looks ripped, and has been hitting well. Who knows what could happen but on March 8th, it looks like Roberts is the starting 2B until he won't be.
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