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Time to see if Craig can play 3B

In case no one has noticed, Lopez is not hitting a lick and Craig has a pretty big bat.  I have always heard that if you can hit that they will find a place for you.  Well Craig can hit and it is time to find a place for him.  Craig was quoted as saying that he feels comfortable at 3B and while that is exactly what you would expect him to say it does demonstrate that he has some confidence.  I confess that I have not seen him play 3B but he fielded very well at 1B subing for Pujols and he has played there in AA.  My guess is that he would not be afraid to get in front of the baseball and if you have watched closely you surely have noticed that Lopez acts as if he is afraid of the ball.  He may be a total disaster there and one game might be enough to clearly illustrate that he cannot play there.  I figure that it cannot be more of a risk than Schumaker playing 2B.  The Schumaker experiment has continued to go on for two years and he continues to fail to make the basic plays.  How can Allen Craig possibly be more of a gamble than Schumaker?  Just give him a chance and see how he responds and if he can not handle it like Schumaker then quickly end the experiment.  Unlike Schumaker, Craig at least offers a potent bat and with Rasmus continuing to struggle Craig would look real nice hitting fifth or sixth.

It is time for the manager who has a reputation for being a risk taker to gamble on Craig.  He may not have all the tools but he appears to have a lot of heart and a proven  bat.  Jay in RF and Craig at 3B just for one game Mr. Risk Taker! 

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