In tonight's Braves-Astros game, Edgar Renteria was injured and had to leave the game. For the first time in seven years, Chipper Jones moved over from 3B to SS (and Willie Harris played 3B and immediately made a critical error setting up a grand slam). This got me thinking about the White Sox shortstop situation -- there is a good chance the White Sox will not retain Juan Uribe, Andy Gonzalez doesn't seem like anyone's idea of a regular shortstop, and Danny Richar profiles more as a second baseman.
On the other hand, the Sox have a potential glut at third base. Joe Crede is still under control for next season as he attempts to return from back surgery, and Josh Fields is now auditioning for the job. Instead of assuming that only one of them can make the lineup, or that Fields would have to move to the outfield given a full Crede recovery, what are the odds Crede shifts over to short? His range and glove are well above average at third, and while he wouldn't be a match for Uribe a couple years ago, neither is the Uribe of today. We could have an infield of:
I'd rather do that than, say, pick up Royce Clayton, Cristian Guzman, or one of the other mediocrities likely to be available. Then the main challenge would be to rebuild the horrible, horrible outfield situation.