If Fredi has his way Emilio Bonifacio will make the 25-man roster.
With Alfredo Amezaga slated to start the season on the disabled list, manager Fredi Gonzalez said if he has his way Emilio Bonifacio will make the team. "For me he is [on the 25-man roster]. He's played that well and he's that type of a catalyst."
All I have to say is: Thank God Fredi doesn't make these decisions.
Bonifacio may one day be an excellent player, but he isn't there yet. Given the fact that Amezaga isn't going to get out of the knee brace until today or tomorrow, if the team wants to keep Bonifacio onboard for a few days at the start of the season, then fine. Though for the life of me I can't figure out why.
I like Fredi and I also understand that he is a company man through and through. If I had my wish they would send him to New Orleans and develop him, and let someone else have a shot.
Especially given the fact that, since they couldn't find a trade for Andino that they like, why do the Marlins need two middle infielder backups? And Bonifacio has options left.
Just a thought.