Sunday, December 30, 2007

Did I Miss Something?

I know Melky Cabrera moving Johnny Damon to leftfield which subsequently pushed Hideki Matsui to designated hitter meant better outfield defense, but all of the Doug Mientkiewicz scoops in the world would not make me think of the 2007 Yankees fielding as anything resembling superb.

Baseball Musings seems to disagree:
Using six parameters to grade the probability of fielding a ball, the Web site took a look at every batted ball - not counting home runs - and rated the Rays the worst fielding team in baseball in 2007. The Yankees and Red Sox were first and second, respectively.
Names like Julio Lugo and Jason Giambi cannot not be erased, no matter how many doubles Coco and Leche turned into put-outs.

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