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.
though they're asking for too many years, i'd still try to sign Soria or O'Day... even with KRod, DET's bullpen
Kaline fan I'd say Big Al & Tigers doing pretty good so far. Just the fact that they dumped "Gas Can" Krol
Tony de Florida I agree, and there may be some upside. It would appear our coaching staff needs to work on cutting down
jud Krol and Spier are basically worth a box of rocks trade value wise , so getting Mabin is ok with
TIGERS RULE ...... 7.5M for a platoon player? Are the Lions running the show here?