Now that Castro’s gone, Jeff Keppinger is the only legitimate SS I can see on the roster.

This is more than a trivial question – guys get hurt all the time, and it’s going to be some time before Gonzalez returns.  Brandon Phillips has the most experience on the roster: 19 innings at short, including 1 last year. Despite the protests about letting him focus on 2b, I think that Phillips needs to be the emergency shortstop until this roster gets cleaned up. (I’m glad Hairston had a great game tonight, but does he add anything that Freel and Hopper don’t?  And Ross is supposedly coming back Wednesday.)