Found January 15, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
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We're a long way from the days of the Rodriguez/Nomar/Jeter/Tejada days at shorstop, where offense was the primary focus of the position and defense took a bit of a back seat. In 2013, defense is becoming the main factor teams look for when choosing a shortstop, and as a result, the overall state of the position is a bit different than it was a few years ago. Hell, only eight starting shortstops in 2012 had a wRC+ above 100. This list is probably going to create a lot of friction, but we'll see what happens. Remember: this list (and all of the lists we'll be rolling out this week) reflect the order I'd prefer to have the players for the 2013 season. I don't care about 2016, I don't care about 2010, I care about 2013. Got it? Good. 10. JJ Hardy, Orioles Hardy had a great 2011 with Baltimore, but his numbers took a huge hit in 2012, with a 100 point drop in slugging being the biggest blight on his performance. Despite logging 146 more plate appearance...
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