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02-20-2014, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Machinehead View Post
Ok so even if we just take 2009 and maybe 2004, a guy who won a Gold Glove and was in the discussion for another one is a better than average fielder.

It's not as bad as it's made out to be is my point. People act like he's cheese defensively. Not so much here with people who saw him play, but there's alot of it on the main boards.
When you look at the defensive metrics 2009 seems like an outlier. Also SS wasn't deep defensively in AL in mid 00s.

Bad is an overreaction by those people. Average is probably the best term to describe him defensively. It's shame that the range hurt him so much because he could've been above average/very good defensively with that quick release and being sure-handed.

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