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Arenado>Brignac

Let me just say third base has been a disastrous position for many many seasons. Many thought Ian Stewart could have been a long time player, but we all now how that worked out. We tried Ty Wiggington, Melvin Mora, and Kevin Kouzmanoff. So you could say we have tried a few players, and none of which worked out. I would say Chris Nelson is a solid fit for third base. He still needs a decent amount of work with his hitting mechanics. Lets just hope he improves and stays heathy. The Rockies brought in Reid Brignac in hopes that he could be a back up to Nelson. He had been up with Tampa for five years. He did not play at all, for obvious reasons. Tampa didn't really need a back up third basemen. His most active season was 2010. 77/301=BA .256 326-PA. From this there isn't much to judge Brignac off of. From his first couple appearances in a Rockies jersey I repeatedly didn't like seeing him at third. He has scared me multiple times with almost a couple errors. He can nock down the ball but can't get it his glove in one smooth motion. He hasn't convinced me at the plate either. Brignac had a nice double in the Brewers series but nothing else it seems like. My push is for Nolan Arenado to be brought up. This kid is something special. He has 2-Hr 4-RBI in three games. Yes, its AAA ball but it shows how good this guy is with the bat. He ended 2011 with a .285-BA with 516-AB. My case isn't golden because Arenado had his troubles with a number of errors. You have to remember that Brignac had been in the majors for five years and then count the years for which he was in the minors. 2012 was just Nolan's fourth year in the big leagues. Arenado would bring the young lively legs and power bat that is crucial while his glove isn't terrible. Brignac out Arenado in.

@JohnLPriest

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