LaHair possible Sexson replacement?
Bryan LaHair (1B-L) is not playing in tonight’s Tacoma @ Iowa game, and he’s on the 40-man, so there’s a fair chance they’ll be shipping him up to play first in Sexson’s absence. It would require a move on the 25-man to get him there, but they could put Vidro on the 15-day retroactive to May 5th for his back, maybe even toss *him* to Tacoma on one of their patented fake DL assignments, and he’d be eligible to come back in a week. Or so.
Anyway, a LaHair move would be good, because it would mean the team realizes Cairo’s not an option, but it would be bad because LaHair is not, his recent success aside, a particularly good player. If the other team can get on the phone to someone in the PCL who’s seen him, he’s probably going to be in trouble. And his defense is bad too. He’s not a good prospect.
Anything can happen in a week’s worth of games, though, and he’s certainly better than Cairo.
Or they could just be giving him the day off.
Update: LaHair’s weighted mean PECOTA forecast was .243/.295/.358, and PECOTA pretty much thinks he shouldn’t ever face a lefty.
Update update: Sexson’s appealing? What? I’m shocked he got away with six. You’d think this was a timing thing, but this seems like a good stretch to sit him. Is this right? Say it’s not right.