Using retrosheet play-by-play to judge historical defense. From 56-86 Whitaker was the best defensive 2nd baseman using this method – and that was only a fraction of his career. Plus Al Kaline was tops in right field.
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Dan Fox looks at those individuals who are a good candidate for a shiift (like for Big Papi, Hafner, Thome, etc). Curtis shows up on the list, but his speed and bunting threat would probably be a deterrent.
Tony de Florida Glad to see that even with JD unavailable they sent Anthony Gose to Toledo. Should give Jones and Mahtook
DET paying Lowe $5.5M to leave...he's been cut - and based on his performance last season and this spring, definitely
Jim Eggers Kind of sad today thinking that the WBC is over, it was amazing baseball, and even though I was
Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi Marcus Stroman was awesome pitching six innings of no-hit ball in the WBC final and the good pitching silenced good
Tony de Florida I only wish the games were on national TV. So it's PR vs USA. This creates a minor family issue