Is the "revolving door" at second base sustainable for the Blue Jays?
By Edward Eng
In terms of possible solutions, one way to increase their usage and playing time is employing them in the DH slot. That way, even on days where they are not playing in the field, they can stay on top of their game. Another way, which hopefully is not needed, since they are three very solid MLB ballplayers, is the Jays may be forced to trade away one of them to help resolve the clogged position issue.
Biggio has been with the Jays’ organization for over four years now, and has had his up and down moments. But he has shown to be more than capable in being an everyday MLB player. Espinal is coming off a year in which he had taken huge strides in becoming an everyday player, so much that he was selected to the All-Star game as well. Finally, Merrifield is the proven veteran with a solid productive track record over the past seven years, including being a key component on the Kansas City Royals roster for many years. As a result, it is hard to argue who should be getting more playing time if the situation persists, because no matter what, someone, or even worse, everyone involved will most likely be affected in some way.
Nevertheless, it will be something that should be monitored in the coming weeks to see what ultimately happens to the revolving door situation at second base for the Jays. Hopefully, whatever the solution ends up to be, we will see Biggio, Merrifield, and Espinal all back to their usual effective and productive selves again.