It is a big question for the O's front office to answer at some point.
Do they already have their future players at first and third base in house, or do they need to go bat shopping at one or both of those positions?
And, what if Josh Bell is the future at third and Brandon Snyder the future at first, but neither is ready on opening day, 2010. Then what?
The O's seem pretty sold that Bell could be the heir apparent at third. But he has not yet played at Triple-A ball.