I have to say, I’m floored. I never thought they’d bring him up this soon – May 1, at the earliest.
Questions to keep in mind:
- Will Sands see more time in LF or 1B? He’s in LF tonight, but I can’t imagine James Loney gets a whole hell of a lot more rope.
- Will they play him every day? The absolute worst scenario is that he goes 0-for-his-first-5 and then gets nailed to the bench, to play twice a week (i.e., the Ivan DeJesus plan). If he’s going to be here, he needs to play.
- Will Paul be claimed on waivers? I’d be surprised if he gets through, but it’s not a given, either.
- Is Sands ready? I pray he is, but I admit I have my doubts.