Found May 30, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Would the Giants have moved a young Willie Mays out of center field? Not a chance. Mays won 12 straight Gold Gloves from 1957 to '68, and presumably would have fared just as well in advanced measures, if sabermetrics had existed back then. The Giants wouldn't have messed with Willie Mays, future Hall of Famer -- even if they had some hotshot defensive alternative in center. So, why the heck would the Angels mess with Mike Trout? I'm not saying Trout is Mays -- not yet, anyway. But coincidentally or not, Trout's offensive tear began when he returned to center field on April 30. That was the date Peter Bourjos -- the Angels' hotshot defensive alternative -- went on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Trout prior to Bourjos' injury: .252 batting/.322 on-base/.402 slugging, two homers in 25 games. Trout since: .346/.425/.821, eight homers in 27 games. Again, it's a reach to draw a direct correlation. Trout was bound to get hot, and the oth...
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