Is this the year Medica seizes the first base job? Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Some players just really enjoy spring training, don’t they? I remember a few years ago, Michael Morse had a torrid spring training for the Nationals, but didn’t really live up to that potential until last year with the Giants. Tommy Medica last year, had a great spring training and made his way onto the Opening Day roster. He even got some playing time after Alonso’s injuries, but failed to really make the job his own. Can he change that this year, with a full year of major league experience under his belt?
He did have times last year where it looked like he was turning a corner. He did almost hit for the cycle once against Arizona. He had several hot streaks. He wore his camo jersey without an undershirt. Manning up, right? So here we are again in spring training, and through five games he is six for nine with two RBIs, a stolen base, and no strikeouts. His contract is club friendly, unlike Mr. Quentin (who we will get to shortly), if a platoon is needed. He needs to show that his hot springs can continue into the regular season too. Stay tuned.