Found December 01, 2012 on
We are almost down compiling the fielding numbers for last season. We now only have right fielders left and we will have much to discuss as we compile the hitting numbers for all of the players we have mentioned. Outside of Colorado Rockies fans, we have not included most of the players. We will do that as if we review the 2012 defensive numbers for all of the teams individually. Naturally, this will help in part to understand the moves that some teams have already made and understand some of the moves they will make in the coming weeks. As for center field defense, center field used to represent all three Gold Glove positions in the outfield for each league. Last year, the coaches were required to make position specific picks and the baseball world is much better off for it. Still, we see some very unusual picks when the awards come out. American League: Adam Jones (-4.1 runs, 10th) I was listening to Sirius/XM’s baseball only channel when the Gold Glove awards were announced. Adam...

Could Fowler-for-Bailey heat up at meetings?

In the vein of old-fashioned baseball trades … How about Dexter Fowler for Homer Bailey? We know this much, from major-league sources: The Colorado Rockies like Bailey, the right-hander who looked like a legitimate No. 2 starter for long stretches of this year. The Cincinnati Reds like Fowler, the antidote to their worst-in-the-majors .581 OPS from the leadoff spot. Now the question...

How far is the talent gap between Justin Upton and Dexter Fowler?

        The answer to the question in the title seemed a little more obvious if this was posed last offseason. Justin Upton was considered one of MLB’s few “five tool” players being he could hit for average, power, steal bases, play solid defense and blessed with a strong throwing arm. Dexter Fowler, on the other hand, was a player the Colorado Rockies liked, but to...
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