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Offline solja

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Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:49:56 AM »
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1090223-yunel-escobar-ranking-the-infielder-among-al-east-shortstops/page/5

He has Yunel at #2 behind Hardy. Ok fine it's his opinion, but what bothered me is what he said about Yunel's defense to Hardy's

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The Cuban shortstop is an above-average fielder who falls short of the elite level, but he is an asset on defense.

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Defensively, Hardy is underrated. He had an unnoticed .990 FLD% last year and boasts a .980 career mark that bests both Jeter's and Escobar's.

Am I a crazily bias fan when I say, this person not have a clue?

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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:33:36 AM »
need to know who the writer is? 
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 12:19:37 PM »
need to know who the writer is?

You don't see the link?

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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 12:52:34 PM »
You don't see the link?

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I'm at work and part of the page is blocked - thanks
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 03:36:26 PM »
JJ Hardy best SS in the AL East.. Really? I might buy Jeter just based on history but no way on Hardy.
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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 07:25:30 PM »
Hasn't Bleacher Report been entirely discredited by modern science?

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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
Depends on the writer.
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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 10:16:44 PM »
Depends on the writer.

He's a random nobody who mainly writes guest articles on MMA/UFC.  They are meaningless fan assessments of the AL East.  He had at least another one where he ranked Kelly Johnson as the 4th of 5 second basemen in the AL East.  Seems like a guy who is maybe a casual fan of baseball  or even a big fan of baseball who doesn't know a lick about advanced stats. 

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Re: Ranking the AL East Shortstops
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 10:32:23 PM »
He's a random nobody who mainly writes guest articles on MMA/UFC.  They are meaningless fan assessments of the AL East.  He had at least another one where he ranked Kelly Johnson as the 4th of 5 second basemen in the AL East.  Seems like a guy who is maybe a casual fan of baseball  or even a big fan of baseball who doesn't know a lick about advanced stats.

he is exactly a random nobody not even worth discussing further
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

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