Interesting tidbit from Spring Training today.
Brett Lawrie, who has yet to find an international tournament that he didn't want to play in, has decided that he'd like to be a second baseman now. It seems that he thinks 2B is the path of least resistance to the big leagues.
"To be truthful, I think I can get to the big leagues quicker at second base," he said. "There's a lot more work to be done as a catcher. It could take an extra year to get to the big leagues. That's not really the road I want to go down. Nothing against catching, I love it and everything, but I love second base and the infield, too."
He clearly hasn't read the stories about Rickie Weeks breaking out this year. Or last year.
It was also interesting that Tom Haudricourt had to thank JS Blog commenter "Yoshii8" for the tip on Lawrie switching positions. Good times.