Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Rockie Start For Mora

As I pointed out over at Bugs & Cranks this morning, I can't for the life of me understand why Melvin Mora hasn't shown up to camp early.

Mora is being counted on to wear a number of hats for the Rockies this season.  Aside from third base, where Mora has played 99.98% of his games over the past six seasons, he's expected to see time for sure at second base, and possibly first base, shortstop and outfield.

Early in his career Mora was athletic enough to pull off such a role.  However, as his career has moved along, Mora has settled into that one position: third base.   Troy Renck points out that Mora has become quite adept at that position defensively.