Originally Posted by VAChief
Possibly, I'm not sure that makes us any better. There was an article this week in the Post that mentioned that statistical projections for Jackson and Kosma for the remainder of the year were pretty much the same. Jackson or Kosma coming off the bench would not be a real run producing threat. You are basically replacing your right handed pinch hitter off the bench. We don't have one of those right now unless Adams is playing.
I am just biased about Kozma right now so that probably clouds my thinking. He started out ok and in the last month or more his offense has gone completely in the tank. He is so bad that I would be sorely tempted bat Waino or Shelby 8th when they pitch.
A good answer would be to get a real major league shortstop from someone else but the price will likely be too high for the quality we receive. Thank god Carpenter has more than solidified the 2b spot. The gaps left are CF and SS.