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    BP on defense

    For some reason I found this humorous

    As the most important defensive position, a player's hitting is less important at shortstop, but the game has undergone some major changes in the past 30 years, and the days of the Gold Glove shortstop who plays every day despite an OPS under .600 are long gone. Everyone is expected to hit these days. As failed shortstops, second basemen are expected to hit more than shortstops to make up for their defensive inefficiencies.
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    Re: BP on defense

    eventually, all men are failed shorstops

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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    eventually, all men are failed shorstops
    the part I found humorous was the "who plays every day despite an OPS under .600 are long gone".
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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    the part I found humorous was the "who plays every day despite an OPS under .600 are long gone".
    The 60's was awash in that type, guys who had sub .300 OOB% but could pick and hit maybe 10-13 HR's. The 70's was full of guys who couldn't get on base or slug, but they'd have 20 sacs every year.

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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    The 60's was awash in that type, guys who had sub .300 OOB% but could pick and hit maybe 10-13 HR's. The 70's was full of guys who couldn't get on base or slug, but they'd have 20 sacs every year.
    Mark Belanger and Eddie Brinkman are recalled with such fondness. At least those sub 600 OPS guys could actually slap some leather on the opponent.
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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    the part I found humorous was the "who plays every day despite an OPS under .600 are long gone".
    Not in old school land.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Not in old school land.
    I guess the Reds would have been better off if they had signed Pokey instead.
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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85
    Mark Belanger and Eddie Brinkman are recalled with such fondness. At least those sub 600 OPS guys could actually slap some leather on the opponent.
    Eddie Brinkman was my first SS hero, recently I met an old MLB pitcher who pitched for the Senators (Dick Bosman) he told me that Brinkman was hands down the best SS he ever had behind him.

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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Eddie Brinkman was my first SS hero, recently I met an old MLB pitcher who pitched for the Senators (Dick Bosman) he told me that Brinkman was hands down the best SS he ever had behind him.
    And when Ted Williams managed the Senators, it was reported that Brinkman could actually hit with Williams' coaching. Brinkman got traded after a "good year" and then he went back to becoming a good-glove-no-hit SS.

    One from the Western Hills pipeline - IIRC - also a former Bearcat Ed Brinkman was.
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    Re: BP on defense

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Not in old school land.
    Only in the minds of those that don't know any better.

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