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It's official: Texas has the best infield in the game.

Postby kaz » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:05 am

Blalock is a monster. There is no disputing anything now.

Teixera
Soriano
Young
Blalock

Amazing and will be for years to come.

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Postby Madison » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:10 am

Now we just sign a #1 pitcher this offseason, and another solid veteran starter and we should be good to go. :-)

Of course, this year is shaping up nicely too. ;-)
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Postby RynMan » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:10 am

I think a few people may disagree with you here, but not me. I love this infield, and this franchise for that matter. I think they are gonna be great for years to come.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:13 am

The scary thing is, they are almost just as good defensively as they are offensively. Young, Blalock, and Teixeira are defensive studs, and Soriano is an underrated defensive 2nd basemen.
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Postby ramble2 » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:22 am

slomo007 wrote:The scary thing is, they are almost just as good defensively as they are offensively. Young, Blalock, and Teixeira are defensive studs, and Soriano is an underrated defensive 2nd basemen.


Given that most people think he has bricks for hands, I guess this has to be true. :-D
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:26 am

ramble2 wrote:
slomo007 wrote:The scary thing is, they are almost just as good defensively as they are offensively. Young, Blalock, and Teixeira are defensive studs, and Soriano is an underrated defensive 2nd basemen.


Given that most people think he has bricks for hands, I guess this has to be true. :-D


Very true, it's sad to think that people don't see the defensive range that he has. He's one of those guys that can make some of the most amazing plays you'll see, but then botch the easy ones...but overall, I have actually been impressed with his defense this year (I've watched a ton of Ranger games). It's much better than his reputation leads you to believe.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:39 am

slomo007 wrote:The scary thing is, they are almost just as good defensively as they are offensively. Young, Blalock, and Teixeira are defensive studs, and Soriano is an underrated defensive 2nd basemen.

Maybe Soriano has finally learned how to play 2B. I haven't followed him closely enough this year to know. But if he is underrated it is because he has sucked in years past defensively. It's not like it was an undeserved stigma. Maybe he can finally shake it. ;-)
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Postby John Bonzo » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:40 am

Yes, Soriano's main problem defensively is the backhand. From what i hear, he has improved defensively in the last year or so.
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Postby Registered_Guest » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:43 am

I'd still take the Cardinals infield slightly, but it's becoming more of a question.

And to think that Texas has Blalock locked up cheap for the next 5 years....
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Postby Urge » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:48 am

I'd have to give a slight edge to St. Louis as well.
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