Trembley: No 1B for Wieters
Though I knew the answer already, I asked Dave Trembley whether there was any chance of him putting top prospect Matt Wieters into a camp game at first base. He looked at me as if I told him we'd just landed a man on the sun.
"I'd like to keep my job for awhile,'' he said. "If I sent him out there and he got hit in the face with a ball, it would be "bye, bye baby.'"
The reason I asked the question was for all the fans who have written in and asked me if the Orioles could extend Wieters' career by moving him to first base. That may be possible in seven or eight years, but I think the club is more interested in having the top young catcher in baseball for awhile. He's much more valuable behind the plate. If wear and tear becomes an issue down the road, the team can cross that bridge then.