Houston Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve has certainly made a name for himself over his 13 years playing in the big leagues. Altuve is a three-time MLB batting title champion, four-time hits leader, eight-time All-Star, six-time Silver Slugger, one-time Gold Glover and AL MVP, along with being a two-time World Series champion. He has spent his entire baseball career playing for the Astros organization and looks to become one of the rare breed of players that prefer to spend their career playing for just one team.
Or does he?
Because in a recent interview, Altuve may have accidentally “hinted” that he wouldn’t mind being part of an infield with couple of stars that happen to be current Toronto Blue Jays’ superstars in Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
In the segment, Altuve was asked to put together the perfect infield in all of baseball, with Altuve himself taking hold of the second base position. He quickly selected Manny Machado of the San Diego Padres to occupy third base without much hesitation. Then he followed it up with none other than Bichette as his shortstop and Guerrero filling up the first base position. It may sound like a dream scenario, but it appears Altuve had at least given it some thought of what his ideal infield would be, which included the presence of the two popular Jays.
If we could dream big, adding Altuve to the already potent Jays’ lineup would definitely bring them to the next level. After the departure of Marcus Semien following the 2021 season, the Jays have been lacking a potent bat from their second base position. Not only would Altuve provide that handily, he would also bring along with him his speed and breadth of postseason experience that could provide the spark and motivation to get the Jays that extra boost to attain their goal of a World Series championship down the road.
Then again, we all have to wake up from our dreams someday, but man, do we wish for once that our dream can come true for a change.