Random Act of Managing: Josh Thole at First Base?

The Mets have a good, young, left-handed hitting first baseman named Ike Davis. So why would they even consider this?

Manuel also floated the concept of letting Thole work out at first base while he’s at the major league level, although the manager changed his statement mid-sentence and made it seem that Thole would work out there, but not actually appear in a game. (ESPN New York)

Just Manuel bein’ Manuel, I guess…

  1. 86mets July 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    While they’re at it, why not give Luis Castillo a catcher’s mitt and have him learn to catch while on re-hab? 🙂 😉
  2. r. July 16, 2010 at 5:42 pm
    To replace Tatis, who is hurt, and who was used to give Ike Davis a day off every now and then. To do this with someone who hits and to give him more at bats. Let’s see how he does.
    • Joe Janish July 17, 2010 at 2:14 am
      Except, Chris Carter plays 1B — so there is already someone to give Davis a day off and he is also someone who hits.