Could Rays Rookies Force a Bartlett Decision?

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An interesting dilemma for sure. Lots of pressure on Bartlett to do well – and fast – or lose his job.

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Jane,
I think a decision is definitely on the horizon.
Rays Manager Joe Maddon has been adamant on trying to get the two utility players plus Bartlett time to show their case…my verdict is still marching and departure orders fopr Bartlett to another horizon….possibly by July 31st.

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I’m glad to see Brignac doing well. I got to see him play a few years ago for the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays, and he was a big time prospect then. I hope he can keep it up.
–Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’
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Mike,
Brignac is making a heavy case for the shortstop spot starting in 2011, but something could happen if Bartlett doesn’t step up as he comes back from injury.
About a year ago I was not sure of his skill level to take over the reigns until Tim Beckham hits the Major League level, but now…Icould confidently hand him the reigns any day.
Hopefully he will get the change…soon.

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uh oh I like Jason Bartlett! This is quite a predicament you are in. Though probably a problem one would like to have. Nothing like having too much talent :P

http://mimi.mlblogs.com

uh oh I like Jason Bartlett! This is quite a predicament you are in. Though probably a problem one would like to have. Nothing like having too much talent :P

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Mimi,
It is usually a good thing to have talent, but when that talent consists of three guys who play the middle infielder…Something has to give. It will come down to $$$, which wouyld send Bartlett to another destination, but when?
That might be the major thing right now. Do you take the gamble that Rodriguez and Brignac are ready and trade Bartlett before the Trade Deadline, before September 1st, or wait until the off season.
I would be very surprised if Bartlett reports to Port Charlotte with the Rays in 2011….very surprised!

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