Originally Posted by Will M
looking at fangraphs data his poor 2009 defense seems to be due to a large part in a big increase in errors from 16 to 25. this would be consistent with what you state above. if so that is a good thing as it could just be an abberration as opposed to him 'losing it' defensively
The shortstop errors for the entire Reds team last year only shows 11 errors between all the players that played short for the Reds. If Cabrera makes that many errors then the defense is not getting an upgrade.
He had 16 errors in 2008, 11 errors 2007, 16 errors in 2006
Reds shortstop errors link
Are you folks sure the Reds are going to get that much offense from this guy to off-set his errors, and the hit that runs allowed might take and the run differential?
2009 .311 OBP against RH, 2008 .327 against RH, 2007 .339 against RH