What To Do With Sean Rodriguez


The Rays have a conundrum on their hands.  The main piece that was acquired from the Angels in the Scott Kazmir trade last season, Sean Rodriguez, has had a ridiculous spring.

AVG .420;  HR 6;  RBI 15;  OBP .463;  SLG .900

He leads the Rays in jacks, SLG and OBP.  I don’t think the plan when spring started was for Rodriguez to be starting on opening day.  I think in the minds of the management and of Maddon, Rodriguez would play a super UTIL role, playing 1b and 2b and occasionally OF and DH, with Ried Brignac handling 3b and SS and the occasional DH spot.

With Sean-Rods play though, I think he is going to have to be the opening day 2b.  Zorilla can move to the OF, with Justin Ruggiano, Gape Kapler and Matt Joyce fighting for the two UTIL OF spots.

This is a good dilemna to have though, as the play of many guys in the Spring are going to make roster decisions tough for Joe Maddon.

Tags: Gabe Kapler Justin Ruggiano Matt Joyce Sean Rodriguez

  • tampafaninjax

    We discussed this guy the other day. I can’t imagine that anybody could have guessed what kind of spring this guy was going to have. Yes, it’s definitely a good dilemma have! I can only hope that he can carry this kind of play into the regular season. The Rays already had a dangerous line-up before Sean Rodriguez started going off, and if he can continue to have offensive success like he is having now, we will be better than I originally thought. And trust me, I already thought we were going to be damn good!!! I cant wait.