Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Time to move Bankston back

With B.J. Upton moving to third base (see the "Trade to affect Biscuits" thread), does this mean the Wes Bankston experiment at third is about to end?

Bankston already has the bat, but the Devil Rays decided to move him from first to third this spring. If Upton settles in at third, there's no reason for Bankston to stay at third, where he's looked uncomfortable and has made a lot of errors.

Bankston was a Southern League All-Star because of his bat (remember the Opening Night home run that cleared the scoreboard?), though he missed six weeks with an oblique injury. He wasn't an All-Star because of his play at third.

1 comment:

The Professor said...

Bankston played the first game after the trade at first base...for the Durham Bulls.