Originally Posted by Brutus
Any infielder will tell you that on a close play, a fast runner or someone who is running hard down the line will make you try to make a play on the ball and sometimes creates a throwing error by rushing the throw.
I absolutely beg to differ that errors aren't the result of someone running hard to first base. They aren't always, but sometimes they are.
We are talking about a very, very small percentage of plays. It matters, but barely. It isn't something that I am going to really be worried about.
Again, no one on this team runs harder to first than Mesoraco. He reached base on one error this year by an infielder. Brandon Phillips hardly ever runs to first base. He reached on an error to an infielder six times. I just don't buy that in 90% of the cases it matters and in the 10% that it does, it is because there is a plus runner that is running and it actually warrants rushing the play.