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Ryan vs. Izturis: Round 1

Alright…look…I respect Izturis – anyone whose favorite player of all time is Ozzie Smith HAS to respect a gold-glove shortstop – but enough is enough.

Cesar Izturis has produced a whopping .143 batting average in 5 games and 14 ABs. Okay, okay – so we didn’t pick him up for his offense. That’s fine…no problem…let’s take a look at his defense. In 5 games, Izturis has already committed 2 fielding errors. COME ON!

Brendan Ryan, on the other hand, is hitting to the tune of a .444 average, .667 SLG%, and the man even has an RBI (no, it’s not “a” RBI – that sounds stupid – RBI is a term all its own, now – so deal!). He’s done all this in 5 games and 10 ABs while committing ZERO fielding errors. In fact, I believe Matthew Leach used the phrase “looking solid” when describing Ryan’s defense thus far.

While participating on the ever-popular blog of our generous Cardinals beat writer (Matt Leach), I asked him the question: “What are the chances that Ryan will be the starting shortstop on Opening Day?” His answer: “Virtually nil.” He went on to explain that the job was Izturis’ to lose and that would only happen if he imploded and Ryan excelled.

I have to say, I completely agree…and that’s the way it should be (I’m a big veteran supporter)…but that’s exactly what’s happening!!! Ryan is getting the job done – amidst the pressure of competing for a job, I might add – and Izturis is showing his age.

I gotta’ say, the move was made with good intentions, but the Cesar Izturis experiment is a bust – give the job to Ryan and let’s move on…

(I’m gonna’ feel like a boob if Ryan commits 3 fielding errors and strikes out 3 times tonight…)

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