Think he could play third? Are his errors more fielding or throwing?
We had a guy on a softball team I played for. At shortstop, he tried to play everything off to the side… he was terrible. They moved him to third. He didn’t have time to move to the side, so he caught EVERYTHING that was hit that way.
Just checked in and saw “Hamburglar” in the recent tweets. That told me everything I needed to know.
@103, I probably shouldn’t be as hard on him as I was. He is just very inconsistent in the field. He has good quickness, and he’s got a nice arm. Those things usually add up to a solid defensive player- except in the case of a former SS who shall remain nameless. His numbers show that he has made great offensive improvement over the last year. If he can do the same with his defense the Braves might have a very nice piece to add in 2012.
Read this whole article as it will serve to divert your disappointment in several new directions. But this one note was particularly irritating:
– Interleague play continues to create huge inequities. Here’s one example regarding the two top teams in the NL East. The Phillies (15 games) and Braves (18) don’t even play the same number of games against AL teams. The Braves get road games against the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays; the Phillies play none of those teams on the road (they get the Orioles, which is like a home game, Blue Jays and Twins on the road). They don’t play the Yankees at all.
Anything can happen in the playoffs. A team is only as good as the starting pitcher sometimes. And Lowe always sets a negative tone in his starts and it allows the other team’s starting pitcher to relax more. Lowe doesn’t need to pitch in another meaningful game the rest of the year.