Ruby at first base!?

By Jason Wojciechowski on March 5, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Bob Geren is making noise about Erubiel Durazo getting a shot to play first base, particularly if Mark Kotsay has to miss time, pushing Nick Swisher out to right field as Milton Bradley shifts to center. Did Geren not see Durazo's disastrous few forays into the field a couple of years ago? He really looks terrible trying to run around catching the ball, and I doubt the years will have been kind to him in that regard. As usual, I'm rooting for Dan Johnson to make a splash with the bat, which would solve all these problems: Durazo can be a backup DH and pinch-hitter, Swisher can be a permanent outfielder, and Shannon Stewart and Bobby Kielty can both (as long as Kotsay is healthy) be bench players.