mblax10 wrote:garf112 wrote:[they took Everett as their SS because he is highly underrated as a defensive player. Just because he doesn't have great fantasy stats, doesn't mean he won't help them win games.
This is exactly right but many in this thread suck at logic or thinking about baseball outside of the fantasy world. The Tigers did not sign Everett because he was a cheaper option. They signed him because he's the best defensive SS in the game.
Not sure why you continue to go the name calling route. It is entirely unnecessary and is making you look even more foolish than the content of your posts.
Everett is not an underrated defensive player. He is an underrated baseball player because he has great defense. Have you guys even read the posts? No one is saying Everett is a bad player or was a bad signing. All we are saying is it was a cost efficient move yet they did not re-invest the cash elsewhere. Everett is a guy who has had some injury issues in recent years (played 48 games last year and 66 the year before, in fact he has played more than 128 games all of twice in his career). I think the Tigers would be pretty happy to get a 1.8 WAR out of him, for comparison all the guys with 1.8 WAR last year, each with a plus glove, Garret Anderson, Overbay, Fukudome. Here is the point he is a good signing because he is cheap compared to what was paid to guys like those above but his defense does not make him an amazing player, just a decent undervalued one.