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.
StorminNorman$ the 2nd coming of Lloyd Mac?!?!...because it worked so well the last time Coleman? 😉
Tony de Florida Come on Coleman, you're pulling our leg. The Tigers would never do anything so outrageous! I think I would have
Coleman Tigers going way outside the box to hire the replacement Hitting Coach! Your new Tigers hitting coach? (drumroll).....
Bpl7311 I remember Francona being run out of Detroit.
Tony de Florida Sad event. It makes me think that at 20 years older than Drew how fortunate I have been in my
WOW only 56.
Jud Cybermetric people do not think out of the box. Cybermetric people do not think like Francona..Cybermetric people are great at
apparently Fenech feels JD would be the most likely all star trade candidate - and unless Upton exercises his 'opt