dannyolbb wrote:And - the reliability of fielding stats notwithstanding - I've always thought of Chipper as a pretty bad defensive 3b. Especially at the beginning of his career. Isn't that why they moved him to the OF? BJ is making an error once every 2.5 games at Triple-A. Was Chipper ever that bad at short?* I doubt it.
Well you judge for yourself if Chipper was ever that bad, but I'd say 149 errors in 464 games ... was pretty awful. Maybe I over-estimated how good Chipper is defensively in the field, but I've never thought of him as worse then average at 3B. What I was getting at was, you would never of thought he was that bad in the minors.
Also, I'm in the same state of mind as warrick is as far as 1B. To me Bankston is the future there and Huff will be traded as we probably won't resign him.
On Gomes, I don't remember him ever playing the infield. But even if he has, you could tell why he should never play there again ... he is not a good fielder even in the OF.