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New Jeff Wilson mailbag up

Jeff Wilson has a new mailbag column up...

Stuff on why Ian Kinsler is still hitting leadoff, a question from world-trotting Michael Hodson on trading for Nick Johnson, and queries on the status of draftee signings...

One thing that confuses me, though, is this from Wilson, wondering about the lineup if Johnson were added:

If the Rangers trade for Johnson, do Hank Blalock, Andruw Jones, David Murphy and Nelson Cruz all become platoon players?

Similarly, he asks elsewhere if having David Murphy in the lineup every day is worth benching Cruz.

Why, at this point, would Cruz be the guy to be platooned or sit, instead of Marlon Byrd?