I’m sorry I haven’t written in awhile; I was visiting my friend in Atlanta for the weekend. We had a lovely time and watched Disney movies for Valentine’s Day since I don’t have a boyfriend and her boyfriend goes to school in Minnesota.
There was a lot of Indians news over the weekend though.
The Indians and Josh Barfield are confident about his versatility according to an article
on the Indians website. Both Barfield and Wedge say they are confident that Josh will be able to do whatever is asked of him this spring and get the bench position for the Tribe. I was very encouraged to read this today because i think it means a lot that Josh himself is confident. It would be very difficult for him to play anywhere new if he did not think he could handle it. It also means a lot the Eric Wedge thinks Josh can do it. I trust Mr. Wedge a lot on things like this so his support is very comforting.
Joe Torre’s book said some not very nice things about new Indians pitcher Carl Pavano. Pavano says he does not want to worry about what was said in the book because that was the past and this is now basically. I am still not too sure about Pavano working out. I really hope he does and he can get his life back together but I am not sure how likely that is. Eric Wedge has a lot of faith in Pavano as does much of the Indians organization which is comforting and encouraging. Sometimes it just takes one person to believe you can do it to make it happen; maybe that will happen with Carl Pavano. I hope it does.
Jhonny Peralta may see some time at third
this Spring. Jhonny says he feels more comfortable at short for now but would not rule out the possibility of playing third in the future. The Indians are pretty sure that that will be Peralta’s eventual destination but they are not sure he is ready to make the move just yet. They plan on trying him out at third some during Cactus League play and possibly moving him to third by the end of this season. Personally I think it is a good idea for Jhonny to get as much playing time at third as possible if he wants a future on the Indians team. He does seem much better suited for third base than shortstop simply because of his mobility. I do think however that it will take a lot of time and practice to get him to be a solid defensive third baseman so they need to start early.
One more thing:
Thank you everyone for continuing to comment and read this. I dropped one spot this week in the latest leaders but 27 is still very high and I really appreciate it! Thanks y’all!