Originally Posted by flyer85
is addressing SS defense a huge concern that so much that this team needed to give a marginal player a 3 year deal?
I don't know but if it wasn't as big a problem as people thought the deal for AG could be another anchor that this team can't seem to avoid.
I'll wait and see.
I'm basically in wait-and-see mode also, but I don't expect to either love or hate this deal down the road, really. Gonzalez strikes me as one of those "he is what he is" guys, a plus version of the good-field poor-hit shortstop.
On the general subject of what we should want in a shortstop, I'm a bit old-school in that I want a genuinely good defender and will sacrifice some offense to get it. A team can't claim to take defense seriously while treating shortstop as an offense-first position, in my opinion. That doesn't mean I want every position to be defense-first. But shortstop, I do.