1st base will most likely be manned by Allen Craig this coming season. Adams' best chance to become the starter there will likely come in 2014 when Carlos Beltran is gone allowing Craig to shift to right.
Of course, injuries would change Adams' chances.
There's also a good chance that Oscar Taveras gets right field in 2014 squeezing out Adams.
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Adams traded at some point to fill a need, most likely at short if Furcal is hurt or after 2013 if no other viable option for filling short surfaces.
I dont think I can handle watching Adams play 1B.
Unless he hits 40 HRs a year and hits .300 that is.
If Craig plays another full year at 1st, it would be hard for me to imagine him being moved back to the OF in 2014. Not very often is someone moved from the OF, to 1B for multiple years, then back to the OF. I realize you meant this as a best-chance scenario as far as Adams is concerned, but still... I have a feeling Adams doesn't have a long-term future with this team.
I'd like to think Adams can improve his defensive abilities, but how much does a player ever truly improve his defense once he's at the big boy level? It's like bad free-throw shooters in the NBA... they're destined to be what they are.
I have never seen a guy who was a shortstop at the MLB level not be able to go back on pop-up. Sad thing is he was an improvement with that exception.
Must be nice to want to win.
"I think Adams gets traded the moment Raffy goes down for the year."
Probably the best way to handle it.
"He(Craig) also is an above average defensive player"