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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? 
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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
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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
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