Originally Posted by texasdave
I was surprised how poorly Zimmerman played a couple of those balls. I thought he was supposed to be much better than that. He did make a fine play on Ludwick.
Agree....he didn't get it done on those plays. Scott Rolen is the best 3rd baseman I've got to watch and he is still one of the very best today.....Opening Day in Cincy he missed the world's easiest play in the first inning (you had to laugh it was so bad)....2 innings later Votto bailed him out of another error on an easy play.
I've only watched Zimmerman in maybe 40-50 games but he's one of the very few that can make those "Rolen" plays....I could trust a knowledgable full-time Nats fan a little more....but Zimmerman at worst is an above average third baseman.....IMO the 2nd best.