Lavarnway at First

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    It makes sense to give him a try at 1B.  It offers the Sox some depth at that position and provides the team more flexibility.

    It seems that the Sox don't value him much as a catcher.  Might as well try him at another position.

    He might surprise us defensively as a 1B.  Look at what Napoli did last year, when most, myself included, thought that his defense could be an issue.

     

     
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    He was a Right Fielder at Yale. 20 pounds lighter, wouldn't mind him shedding some of that weight. Great hitter in College too. Hit .467 won batting titile.

     
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    As was mentioned above, this guy should have been working at first base for several years already.  In fact, he should have had a first baseman's glove in his bag, by his choice, more than a few years ago.

    The Sox might do better by some of their young kids by having them play multiple positions earlier in their minor league careers.  It was a shame that Bogaerts had to basically learn to play third base at the major league level last season.  Of course, he did well, but what if he had bombed at third?

    Betts and Cecchini might get looks at some other positions this spring, in my opinion.

     
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    At age 27, I don't know if you get two ifs.  If you can hit for power again, and if you can play first.

     
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    In response to crazy-world-of-troybrown's comment:
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    He was a Right Fielder at Yale. 20 pounds lighter, wouldn't mind him shedding some of that weight. Great hitter in College too. Hit .467 won batting titile.

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    If anything he should put on weight.  He got very sick a few years back and lost around 40 LBs.  That's why some think his power disappeared.

    Lavas defense has also improved tremendously in recent years and pitchers reportedly love throwing to him.  The defense is still not great but it's good enough to justify him behind the plate if the bat comes back. (at least part time)

    This move is to give him versatility at two positions of needed depth because he doesn't appear to have (at least currently) the tools to justify a starting position at first or behind the plate.

     
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    There's a video of Lava crushing a HR in Pawtucket, it landed on the roof of the concession stand in CF, and the announcer is stunned, "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!"

     
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    Two years from now when Napoli is gone?

     
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