Re: Who the heck is Clayton Mortensen?
posted at 1/23/2012 9:12 PM EST
Moon, not to beat a dead horse but I'm not the one who signed him and decided to move over a younger, faster player to accomodate him...that was Theo....so what were the expectations for Cameron given his signing and placement in CF??? You supported that move....the rest is revisionist nonsense....that was all UZR motivated - Theo loved that stuff and you do to
I did support the move. I did think Cameron was the better fielder before I even looked at UZR/150. He did not work out. He got injured early and played poorly. One case does not disprove a stat. UZR is flawed, but it is a better measure of fielding skills (if used correctly-3 yr+ sample sizes- than Flg%.
- Im not against it, I like stats too BUT no way is Marco a bad shortstop...
Yes, way! He is and was certainly a bad SS. Maaybe not "horrible" as I called him earlier, but he has a bad arm and very limited range.
and youre setting up Iggy for failure because no way does he save us 100 hits (his hitting might cost us 100 hits)...thats insane stuff youre spouting...
He may not, but he'll certainly make 40 or more (i'd bet on it), most likely 60-80 more, and since I am not 100% sure Iggy is a top 5 MLB fielding SS, I would not bet he makes 100 more. If Iggy logs 928.2 innings this year, he will make way more than 190 plays. I'll give you 3:1 odds he makes more than 230, 2:1 odds he makes more than 245, and even odds he makes over 260. Deal?
I'm not setting Iggy up for anything, because unlike many posters here, I am sure no players read this stuff.
I trust the many scouts and baseball people who say that Iggy is is an exceptional fielder and those who say Scutaro is a weak-armed, limited ranged SS.