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There was a time, not so long ago, when shortstop was a glamour position in the majors, but its not quite in that spot right now. Even the best options comes with some question marks. The Dodgers Hanley Ramirez may be the best option, though hes played fewer than 100 games twice in the past three seasons. Even with durability questions, and the likelihood that he wont match last years .345 batting average, Ramirez offers five-category potential if hes healthy. In the same vein, Colorados Troy Tulowitzki has led all shortstops in home runs (122), RBI (401) and batting average (.304) over the past five seasons, but he comes with injury concerns, having missed 210 games in the past four seasons. A healthy Tulowitzki might be just as dangerous as Ramirez, offering more power but less speed; its just a matter of whether he will play more than 140 games -- something hes done twice in the past six seasons. Injuries have also plagued Torontos Jose Reyes but, when healthy, his average and stolen base numbers are impressive. Trouble for Reyes is that, over the past five years, hes missed 262 games, so it requires a leap of faith to make him your starting shortstop, knowing that hes had such trouble staying healthy. If the top guys are injury risks, they still offer a track record that isnt present with some of the younger options at shortstop. Washingtons Ian Desmond, Milwaukees Jean Segura, Texas Elvis Andrus and Oaklands Jed Lowrie may be the best of that group. Desmond is coming off back-to-back 20-20 (HR-SB) seasons, while hitting .286 and, given his relative health, he might be more appealing than some of the more experienced shortstops. Segura had a terrific season as a first-time starter and, at 24, ought to be on his career ascent, but temper some of the enthusiasm from last year when he hit .325 with an .849 OPS before the All-Star break and .241 with a .583 OPS after the break. He also had 44 steals, and that speed shouldnt go away, but beware the bat (at least a little). Andrus offers no power, but hitting at the top of the Rangers order has helped him scored 432 runs and steal 165 bases, both totals leading shortstops over the past five seasons. Lowrie, who turns 30 in April, was a full-time starter for the first time last season and he had a productive year (15 HR, 75 RBI, .290 AVG, 80 R), but thats a 30-year-old with a limited track record as an everyday player, so he might slide somewhat on draft day. If you want to play for potential, Red Sox rookie Xander Bogaerts would be the most interesting name. He was fine in 50 plate appearances late last season, but hes a premium prospect who had an .862 OPS in four minor-league seasons. Seattles Brad Miller played half of last season in the bigs, showing some power and speed and, after a .925 OPS in three minor-league seasons, Miller comes with expectations that he will provide offence. If youre late to the shortstop game, Asdrubal Cabrera, J.J. Hardy, and Alexei Ramirez arent glamourous options, but they are adequate and the Cubs Starlin Castro could be a value play coming off a terrible season. Castro has led the league in at-bats for three years running, so he can be a major difference-maker, provided he hits better than last years .245 mark. Among other young shortstops to consider, Atlantas Andrelton Simmons showed some pop last year, with 17 homers. San Diegos Everth Cabrera and Houstons Jonathan Villar are both outstanding stolen base threats, though Cabrera is coming off a PED suspension and Villar still has to show that he can hit enough to contribute more than just 40-plus steals. Finally, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is playing in his final season and, as terrific as Jeter has been throughout his career, hes no better than a middle-infield option in most leagues at this point. 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What now for Durham? And are any other counties in danger?Read on as we endeavour to provide you with the answers to those questions and more… How did it come to this?Durham are believed to have debts amounting to around £7.5m, with the local council and the ECB among those owed money. This year alone, the ECB brought forward the payment of county clubs annual fees to ensure that Durham remained afloat throughout the summer and also provided further loans to the north east club, reportedly worth up to £1m. Durham had to pay £923,000 to stage the second England v Sri Lanka Test in May In addition to this, the ECB rescheduled the staging fee (£923,000) for the Riverside Test against Sri Lanka in May. Following a report in The Times, detailing Durhams debts and receipt of loans from the governing body in order for the club to remain viable this summer, the ECB released a short statement confirming the club may face sanctions.What was the penalty?While English crickets governing body provided Durham with the finances to help ease their financial problems, it came at a cost. Given that a financial penalty would have been counter-productive in the extreme, the Riverside club were relegated to County Championship Division Two and will start the 2017 season on -48 points. They have also been given a four-point penalty for next seasons NatWest T20 Blast and a two-point deduction in the Royal London One-Day Cup.Who takes their place in Division One? Hampshire will remain in Division One following Durhams relegation The chief beneficiaries of Durhams misfortune are Hampshire. The south coast county were beaten by Durham in the final game of the season and, as a result, finished eighth in Division One - some 45 points behind Durham. That should have seen them relegated to Division Two along with Nottinghamshire but Durhams troubles have seen them handed a reprieve.Why were Kent not promoted?A change to the format of the Specsavers County Championship from next season - eight counties will make up the top division with 10 competing in the second tier - led to the decision that two clubs would be relegated from Division One with only one going up, rather than the two up, two down of previous years. Sam Northeast and Kent will remain in Division Two as things stand The result was that Kent, who finished second in Division Two, missed out on promotion.dddddddddddd When the prospect of Durham being relegation became known, Kent fans could have been forgiven for believing their side would take their place in Division One. However, the ECB have stuck by their decision to relegate two sides and promote just one, meaning Kent miss out.The matter has remains open though with Kent having written to the ECB asking for independent arbitration of the decision.What now for Durham?As well as relegation and points deductions, Durham have been informed that their Riverside ground is no longer eligible to host Test matches, although they will still be allowed to apply to stage ODIs and T20Is. Keaton Jennings signed a four-year deal in August to stay at Durham From April 2017 until April 2020, the county must also adhere to a revised salary cap - determined annually - set by the ECB Board. That could see some of the countys big name players join Mark Stoneman and Scott Borthwick in heading for the exit. However, there is hope given that Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Keaton Jennings and Paul Collingwood have all recently signed new contracts to keep them in the north east.Are any other counties in danger?Durham are by no means the only county with financial troubles - Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan are among those known to have had similar problems. However, while the ECB has provided loans to other counties in the past, the amounts provided are dwarfed by £3.8m Durham will receive. Old Trafford has played host to Beyonce and Rihanna concerts as well as cricket this summer The issue for Durham is that while other clubs may have larger debt, they are also able to generate more revenue thanks to their location and through diversification - Lancashires Old Trafford ground, for example, has staged both Rihanna and Beyonce concerts during 2016.While many believe that the sanctions imposed on Durham were harsh, especially given the circumstances that led to their predicament, a season in Division Two with strict financial restraints is a reality they must accept.The challenge for Botham is to help the county to overcome those hurdles and ensure that a club with three County Championship triumphs in the last decade are in a position to reach such heights again in the future.Botham will be part of our team in India for all five of the Tests between India and England live on Sky Sports 2, starting with the first Test from 3.30am on Wednesday 9th November. 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