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Postby DominicanLou » Sat May 08, 2004 10:26 pm

What major league teams have the best infield? Take into account both hitting and fielding. After thinking about this I came up with these three:

Yankees: All-Stars all around make up for hole at second
Cards: Same as Yankees
Rangers: They are the reason I asked this question. With Young emerging the way he is, the ability that both Tex and Blalcok have, and with Soriano at a position that is everyone else's weakest, I thikn they might be top 3.

Give me your top 3 picks for major league infields.
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Postby Pedro » Sat May 08, 2004 10:33 pm

Texas - Wow is all I can say about this infield..Soriano, Young, Teixeira and Blalock? Come on.

Cardinals - The reason DominicanLou gave for the Yanks...Pujols, Rolen and Renteria more than make up for any lack of a "good" 2B.

Royals - ( Yes the Royals ) They have a great all around IF

I omit the Yankees because we're talking all around, and Jeter's defense is just plain horrid, and the obvious gaping hole at 2B. The only all good all around player they have in the IF is A-Rod. Feel free to lynch me for leaving them out.
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Postby blankman » Sat May 08, 2004 11:49 pm

Pedro wrote:I omit the Yankees because we're talking all around, and Jeter's defense is just plain horrid, and the obvious gaping hole at 2B. The only all good all around player they have in the IF is A-Rod. Feel free to lynch me for leaving them out.


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Postby matmat » Sat May 08, 2004 11:53 pm

the yankees have easily the best infield, except that they don't ever play it properly...

giambi at 1b
jeter at 2b
arod at ss
cairo at 3b
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Postby WhiteHot » Sat May 08, 2004 11:56 pm

I agree with the above posters.

NYY
Tex
StL
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Postby Registered_Guest » Sat May 08, 2004 11:57 pm

You ask me right now who's the best, it is Texas hands down. Mike Young might just be the best SS in baseball right now.

The NY infield has struggled. And I'm not sure even if they do produce to normal standards that they'd surpass Texas.

And the Cards belong in the discussion most definately.

Since this is a fantasy discussion (i'll omit defense):
Texas
STL
NYY

The latter 2 are a toss up.
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Postby DominicanLou » Sat May 08, 2004 11:57 pm

If we include catchers, where would baltimore rank? Would that just allow the Yankees to just run away with it because of Posada?
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Postby jpbusta » Sat May 08, 2004 11:58 pm

I like texas's infield the best. Following texas, it's yankees and cardinals.
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Postby WhiteHot » Sun May 09, 2004 12:00 am

Laird has been doing pretty well for Texas, but Posada obviously blows away Laird and Matheny.
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Sun May 09, 2004 12:05 am

KC? KC? KC?

Obviously you are including defense here, but are you talking about:

Mike Sweeney (actually DHing more, Ken Harvey mostly playing 1st)
Desi Relaford
Angel Berroa
Joe Randa (excellent defensive 3B, but offensively, well...)
Benita Santiago

This unit doesn't even compare to the Yankees whom you rate them ahead of.
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