Friday, December 3, 2010

Daniels speaks

Baseball America awarded Jon Daniels their executive of the year award today.

He had some interesting things to say about the DH spot and 1B through a short conversation with Jeff Caplan:

Daniels said that Vladimir Guerrero is still in the mix for the DH spot, but also said there's been some discussion about looking at a more versatile defender who could " allow some of our other guys some time off their feet and allow us the flexibility with the roster to move some guys through that position, but Vlad is certainly high on the list. We continue to talk with he and his agent."

Daniels also said that "there's a pretty good chance [catcher] Matt [Treanor] will be back. He wants to be back and we want him back."

Daniels expressed optimism that Mitch Moreland could claim the starting first baseman job.

"I don't see any reason why he couldn't do it," Daniels said. "But, that's going to be on him. He'll have the opportunity to demonstrate that he can. If he were to win the job, which is certainly our hope, we don't see any reason why he can't be a full-time player."


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