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The race for second base continues, but the Blue Jays may decide not pick a winner, manager John Gibbons says.
Entering spring training, the official line said Maicer Izturis held the pole position, with Emilio Bonifacio also in the running. Spring games have borne out the offseason appraisal that Izturis is the more reliable defender and Bonifacio the better hitter.
Both have played well and may wind up rotating in and out of the lineup at second base depending in part on pitching matchups, Gibbons said, although he stressed that he has not made that decision.
Hopefully Bonifacio will play enough games at second base to qualify there in most fantasy leagues. If he is eligible at second, his valuable increases somewhat considerably. Regardless of where he plays though, Bonifacio will be a threat on the base paths and could swipe 40 bags if he plays every day. Draft him as a number four or five outfielder with the hope that he moves to second base rather quickly.ANALYST:
Update: Stephen Curry will officially been named NBA most valuable player Monday.
The point-guard that could, Curry has grown into one of the best players in the NBA and now will receive the recognition for his efforts with the MVP award. In his sixth season, Curry shot 48.7% from the field, 44% from three-point land as he averaged 23.8 PPG with 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. Golden State picked up a Game One win against the Grizzlies, but now have another reason to celebrate as their star point guard is going to be named the best player of the 2014-15 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah