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$ when it comes to MLB managers, nothing draws scrutiny like losing; and 'winning' is the key stat... and this reality
SEA essentially gave away Austin Jackson (to Cubs) today...for a player to be named later
jud 1.In coaching we call this the "failure to learn"!....he makes the same mistakes over and over. Then remarks "if I
Only Tiger Fan in Mississippi On your day off, see this link via Bless You Boys for the Brad Ausmus popularity poll:
Poor Brad! And while
Coleman Well, that's one way to get on a roll!
Highest payroll in all of MLB, and the Dodgers have been no-hit
jud Not only spending enough,,,look what your getting for $16 million from VMart...!!!..$11 mil for Nathan,....$28 mil for JV....nice gigs!!!
Smoking Loon Teams 3-9 simply didn't spend enough, looks like. Ha ha.