The following comments from the article are inconsistent, but the author failed to expand upon why that is. I hate it when they do that!
A player with "defensive shortcomings" won a gold glove in winter league play??? I could maybe see that for a first baseman, but it's difficult for me to believe that there are not any good middle infield gloves in the Mexican Pacific League.It's Gonzalez's defensive shortcomings at second base that have been cited as the main reason he has yet to play a major-league game.
.... The 6-0, 182-pound Gonzalez is far from hopeless in the field. He won a Gold Glove following the 2006 season while playing for Mazatlan of the Mexican Pacific League.
I don't suppose that any of our minor league fans have watched Edgar enough with Memphis to comment upon his defensive capabilities?
I also wonder if the organization has entertained visions of switching him to the outfield? Since he's been tried at shortstop and third base, it's likely that he has a pretty good arm. It's not as though there's a logjam in the outfield at the major league level. Maybe he could be tried out in the outfield this winter? However, he's probably a minor league free agent if he's not on the major league roster.