Originally Posted by Cicero
Aurilia gets a lot of grief on these boards, but the guy is clutch. I wish they kept stats like key hits because I suspect he would be one of the top two or three on the team in that category.
He mostly got grief about the way he was used. When he was starting at SS last year over Lopez and this year at 3rd over EE people were (rightfully) furious. Not that it was Aurilia's fault, but it put him in the middle of some negative tension.
Now that he is used in places where he is the best option, the complaining has stopped and people like Aurilia for the player he is.