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Furcal to play another IF position?

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

Hobbes wrote:
Havok1517 wrote:
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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