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11-01-2012, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
I'll agree on Jones, but I don't buy that Brendan Ryan is necessarily better defensively than Hardy. Even the 'advanced' metrics are terrible measures of defensive ability. Hardy vs. Ryan is splitting hairs, IMO.
It's not just UZR or even just sabremetrics. His DRS was also leaps and bounds behind Ryan. The fielding bible and fan scouting report also ranked Ryan superior to Hardy. In fact, only Peter Gammons voted for Hardy above Ryan of the entire group of fielding bible voters.

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