Originally Posted by Emin3mShady07
Theriot is actually a lot better at shortstop than Keppinger. Theriot had an RZR 26 points higher than keppinger and according to BP, Theriot was 5 runs above average and keppinger was 10 runs below, and that was in limited action. Also, the Cubs had one of the best lineups in the National League, and once they traded for harden, one of the best rotations. Theriot was part of their success as a team, but even if they had Orlando Cabrera at SS, who had a .343 OBP, I still expect they would have won the NL central
I don't use Keppinger's numbers from last year because I think he was rushed back from the injury. 2007 is more indicative.
Theriot may have had a good year last year, but his previous years are -4 and -6 FRAA.