Wayne Bretsky and Mark Kaplan tackle the shortstop position heading into the 2014 season. The guys cover the Nelson Cruz signing and some early spring injuries before turning their attention to the shortstops. The debate begins with a look back at the surprising list of top-10 performers from 2013 as the boys reflect on Alexei Ramirez, Elvis Andrus and others. The show continues with a look at the top-10 for 2014 and and the hosts reveal their value picks, busts, deep-league plays and wildcards. The podcasts closes with a dip into the mailbag.
Box Score Baseball Podcast – Second Base Preview
News and Notes
- Nelson Cruz signs with Baltimore
- Josh Hamilton (calf) is banged up
- Zack Grienke exits his first start
Position Preview – Shortstop
- What we learned: a look at 2013’s top-10
- A look ahead: top options for 2014
- Alexei Ramirez: can he do it again?
- Injury concern at the top
- Value Picks: Starlin Castro, J.J. Hardy
- Busts: Jose Reyes, Elvis Andrus
- Digging Deep: Jonathan Villar, Jhonny Peralta
- Wildcards: Jimmy Rollins
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