Originally Posted by Father Flex
LaHair has a chance to really grab the job and hold onto it into the future. Bryan was spectacular in the minors and I believe led AAA in HR's/RBI's. Rizzo is pegged to be the future 1B but he was given that opportunity in San Diego last year and proved to be unready. There's talks about trading Byrd and calling up Jackson and Rizzo by mid May so we'll get a better look at LaHair's future over the next few weeks. The organization will be more than happy to let LaHair play out the season if he can produce like he did in the minors at the age of 28.
I've been intrigued by him since I read the rumors of him hitting cleanup for them. Wouldn't be a bad idea if Rizzo/Jackson worked out and they managed to get someone nice for Byrd. I'm still curious what the Angels are going to do with all their outfielders. Although with Trumbo playing 3rd, they'll have Hunter/Wells/Bourjous/Trout and that's not as crowded as I thought.
And agreed, this Tigers/Sox game has been a nice pitching duel so far. Verlander looks exactly like last year so far.