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08:14 AM ET 07.20 | For the first time this season, Pablo Sandoval put on a first baseman's glove Thursday, taking over first in the eighth inning after Bruce Bochy pinch-hit Justin Christian for Brandon Belt. And yes, [Bruce Bochy] and his staff, frustrated over the lack of production at the position, will discuss the idea of playing Sandoval at first base more often. "We'll see," Bochy said. "We'll talk about it on the plane." Putting Sandoval at first base would mean having Joaquin Arias' bat in the lineup with Belt on the bench. ... [It] might open another avenue for GM Brian Sabean to bolster the lineup. If he can't acquire a first baseman ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, what about a third baseman?

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July 20, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Chase Headley would be a nice addition, but I don't see the Padres trading him within the division. Dodger could use him, too.

July 20, 2012  09:16 AM ET

With the Twins in a house cleaning mode Justin Morneau is your man.

July 20, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Third basemen are harder to find than first baseman. Does this mean they have given up on Belt?

July 20, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Third basemen are harder to find than first baseman. Does this mean they have given up on Belt?

Belt is incredibly frustrating. Lots of talent, but he can't seem to pull it all together consistently.

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July 20, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Third basemen are harder to find than first baseman. Does this mean they have given up on Belt?

Yes, it seems strange. Sandoval is an average defensive 3rd baseman and a very good hitter. Arias is above average in the field, but he can't hit a lick. You would think some decent hitting first basemen would be available and would do more for the club. Maybe they could get Aubrey Huff back

July 20, 2012  10:30 AM ET

How about Scott Rolen?

July 20, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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How about Scott Rolen?

nice. Wishful thinking though--he is hitting worse than Arias, is injury prone, and is likely done.

July 20, 2012  03:46 PM ET

Talk to Da Mets they got guys that play 3rd Base!!!

July 20, 2012  05:30 PM ET

Meanwhile, Sandoval is clearing room on the buffet table.

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July 20, 2012  09:51 PM ET

Dead thread!

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