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.
Coleman Ol' Eight-Inning Nick still has the hot bat.
Coleman Thanks for the local color. It was a wise move, but I wonder how he felt win the Brewers managed
Jim Eggers USMC The young man (he's 25) who no hit the Brew Crew for 7 and 2/3 is a local , born
StorminNorman$ w/the 2 HR's in today's game, DET have hit 29 HR's this year, and DET pitching has given up 19
Tony de Florida We finally have Casty producing at the plate and we can't leave it alone. He looks like a much more
interesting...though i don't think Castellanos would (or did) make a good OF either... he's tall, so possibly 1st base -
Coleman And the Brewers were no-hit for 8+ innings, and managed to get the winning run to the plate. And fell
jud Mariners got exactly one hit!!...a dinger to beat the Indians.1-0..King Felix doesn't need much usually!
Jud The other part of the starting pitching problem is if the Tigers pen goes 7-8-9 they will be fine, and