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Postby Havok1517 » Thu May 18, 2006 2:18 pm

Hobbes wrote:
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George_Foreman wrote:Furcal's arm would be soooooooo much less valuable anywhere that's not SS. To move him to 2B would be moronic and 3B only marginally better.

Explain please

A good arm is most valuable at short because the ball gets to third basemen quicker, giving them more time for the throw, and second basemen have a shorter distance to throw it. The combination of the ball taking longer to get to the fielder, long throws from the hole, a further distance to throw the ball and the quickness needed for double plays mean that a strong arm is most valuable at shortstop.

Yeah, I get that. But on this team with a healthy Izturis, Furcal and his arm still isn't as good as Izturis's glove and instincts. Would you rather have Shawn Dunstun or Omar Visquel playing SS??? A very similar comparison.
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Postby Nerfherders » Thu May 18, 2006 3:15 pm

And meanwhile what happens to Mueller in all this? He on the DL yes but those who have been playing Mueller at 2B elig cant be too happy about these turn of events.
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