Pedrioa Wants Move to Shortstop

Can Pedroia make the switch back to short? (Keith Allison/Flickr)

ESPN News: The team has asked second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who won the AL MVP Award in 2008, if he could play shortstop for the team if needed next season.”

Diamond Cutter Spin: For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you heard me announce this news early this morning (so in other words, follow @diamondcutter on Twitter for instant news, rumors, analysis and opinions all day everyday). I for one think this could be a great move for both the Red Sox and Pedroia.

On one hand the Red Sox can try to fill out second base rather than shortstop which will be much easier particularly with this year’s batch of free agents. The in regards to Pedroia, he can return back to his collegiate days when he was an All-American shortstop at Arizona State. Plus he seems extremely excited about it. It’s a win-win.

Of course this could all go down the drain quickly as once again the Boston Red Sox are sniffing around Florida to see what it would take to bring Hanley Ramirez back to the organization to fill their shortstop needs. While this would undoubtedly take a hefty ransom, it may be worth it to get one of the game’s best players.

We’ll keep an eye on this and keep you updated if we hear anymore on this story or if Francona speaks out on the idea.

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