The Orioles carried Belanger for years despite a .220 career average.I think Mateo is a lot better hitter than that even though he hasn't shown it.Imagine what devastating weapon he'd be if he could improve his on-base average.He's well-nigh impossible to stop as a base stealer.

I've seen West play third; he's great. Maybe put him at second and Henderson at third. Leave Mateo at short for this year and see if he can improve his hitting.In the meantime, I wish they'd give Martin more chances as an infielder or outfielder.


Make the Orioles Great Again.