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.
Baseball Reference is doing a free trial of the Play Index. PI is wonderful and I highly, highly recommend it and use it on a daily basis during the season. You can use this free trial to try and win a free year subscription.
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.
80HD Did the trade make the Tigers a better team? I think so. Simply substituting Price for Smyly looks to be
Kevin in Dallas I was fortunate enough to be a far away bystander in a meeting with Jerry Jones a few months ago
StorminNorman$ economically and logically speaking I would say "no". If Porcello closes out the season the way he's pitched thus
TIGERS RULE Can the Tigers afford Price, JV, Ricky P, Sanchez, and Mad Max next year?
Carrera officially called up yesterday - will platoon w/Davis. I'd like to see both of them in the OF
StorminNorman$ agree on all points... and great observation about DET being 4 games under .500 over past two months - this
Kevin in Dallas All factors considered - AJs contract status, Max's, the win now mentality...I think it's a great deal. But I'm very
PHToy in HK Overall I guess I am neutral regarding The Trade. What I don't get is Lynn Henning (and others) stating
jud II wasn't really worried about getting traded...I was waiting for the Tigers to call because I can do what Soria