Originally Posted by TSJ55
Thank you BGRL. All the numbers currently in baseball can serve a purpose (other than stealing from the beauty of the game), but they are not the end all be all of player measurement.
BP drives me nuts with his showboating and wreckless disregard for fundamentals but he makes every play he supposed to make along with many, many plays that no other 2B in the NL (probably MLB) is able to make at all.
This. I believe 75% of those "bare-handed" plays he made were probably unnecessary. I kept waiting for him to screw one up and listen to all the uproar, but, to his credit, it never happened (that I remember). I wonder how much all this cost him with the voters?
With that said, most of us Reds fans see "his game" more often than most and appreciate his amazing ability. To me , there's none better.