I am a firm believer that you play hot hands, but at the end of the year, the numbers for most players will be there. What I mean by most players, is proven players. We can bash Lee, Bradley, and Soriano, but at the end of the year they will have the same type numbers they have always had. Maybe a little higher or a little lower, but they will be there. Theriot has been an everyday player now for only 3 seasons, so what he puts out on the field has really nothing to be compared to. He has his ups and downs like anyone else, but his recent power surge (only at home mind you) and his ability to get extra base hits is not what we are used to, but it may actually be the type of player he is.
Fontenot, on the other hand, has proven nothing other than he could spot start, get 350 - 400 AB's and surprise a few people along the way. I am not going to go the route of many others by finding out what we can give back to Cleveland for DeRosa, even though it would be a buzz in that locker room that might light a fire under some butts. I am actually talking about Koyie Hill.
I saw him play third in college, he did it with ease and had pretty good range. He has hit all year: spring training and each start he has gotten. You cannot take the bat out of Soto's hands, he needs to get going on his own, plus his relationship with the pitching staff is too good. Hill playing third, Fontenot back at 2B, might be somthing to look at. A bat in that line up that has so far hit, might not be a bad option to the plethora of .200 hitters we have out there every night.
Hill has been taking ground balls at third as an emergency infielder, and if I am not mistaken, played 3rd for an inning earlier this year. Hitters who have been hitting, sitting on the bench is not a great idea. If Soto goes down, which I hope to God he doesnt, than Hill moves to C, and Fontenot is right back at the hot corner where he doesnt belong.
Our options in house are limited. MLB pitching is starting to figure out Scales, Miles has been a big bust, and Jake Fox cannot play in the field. It is May, the only options are in-house, and when things head towards rock bottom, changes need to be made, no matter how out of LF they may seem to be.
Koyie has my vote for at least an attempt at 3rd, and maybe few good games and a few knocks here or there will help get the rest of this team going a little bit.