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.
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
StorminNorman$ great comments Ole Miss & Tony - as for Francona, instead of Mgr of the Yr, he should get Mgr
Tony de Florida I was saving these for until the Cubs won but right now they look like they are working to extend
Tony de Florida I can see interest in Miggy and JV. I can not imagine anyone taking Victor unless as a gift or
Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi Stormin...I have been following this too and here's an update:
To say everyone is eligible for trade makes me think
can you spare some 'change' Mr Avila?
StorminNorman$ ditto Jud! ...the competency gap (compared to Ausmus) is striking
Francona/CLE have two of their better SP's go down prior
B.J. Rassam This season was a tough one for the Tigers and their fans
Jim Eggers USMC Jud- you have nailed this post season down.... could not agree more with all you wrote... +10!