Re: Indians trade Broussard
He's only caught 13/79 base stealers this year (17%). I remember a few games this year where the Reds have run at will. It really can hurt teams bad. There's a tipping point with stolen bases where if you start to allow a high success rate, the frequency of attempts skyrockets and it really has an effect. Martinez was reaching that point. While it will hurt them not being able to leverage the position offensively, arguably the defensive aspect was hurting than more than the postition leverage was helping (particularly with their inability to field a high OPS guy at 1B anyways).
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.