Is Alex Gonzalez the 'best defensive shortstop in baseball' the same way Narron is a 'baseball guy'?

I mean if the mantra is repeated often enough, by enough people does that make it true? It's all we heard prior to this.

I'm not trying [believe me I'm not trying] to go off on a rant, but I mean were we as fans sold a bill of goods here?

How much of this is not living up to the hype, and how much is possibly the situation with his ill child?