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20. Can Kotchman be an effective 1B in 2009?

He's no Mark Teixeira, but can Casey Kotchman be an effective first baseman?

When the Braves traded Mark Teixeira to the Angels in late July, they were excited to acquire first baseman Casey Kotchman in the deal. He was leading the Angels in hits at the time, playing stellar defense, and emerging as a team leader in the Los Angeles clubhouse. But Kotchman had a rough go at it as a Brave. His mother fell in in mid-August, which caused Kotchman to miss significant time away... Recommended Stories

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