thejusman1 wrote:neoforce wrote:Montana168 wrote:
Gold Glove Winners in 2009:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/mlb_award ... es_history
Is there another Matt Kemp in the bigs?
Montana, you've got 1000 posts. I assume a good percentage here in the baseball side of the cafe. You must know by now that most people in the Cafe don't think the Gold Glove award is a good measurement of defensive ability? That there are plenty of newer ways to measure defensive ability?
Hard to win an argument about defensive ability here based on Gold Glove winners.
By the way: I don't have an opinion on the best OF today. There are a bunch that are pretty close. I am pretty sure no one could argue about the best infield. Even with the corners having an off year so far, no one can compare to the Yankees in the infield.
Rollins, Polanco, Utley, Howard? Not that I think it's better than the Yankees IF, which I do agree is better, but I think it can compare at least.
Yeah, I guess I better shut my mouth now. Guess I just don't pay too much attention to the defensive deep stats like WAR etc., as I do all the other stats for offensive ability since they are more important for fantasy baseball (although defense can factor in a bit, i.e. Jake Fox). So fine, I will conceed that Kemp is a horrible defender.
But I agree, without highjacking the thread, the Yanks definitely have the best INF. I will agree that the Phils INF is AT LEAST comparable, as jusman stated, but they certainly don't beat it. Even if howard/utley/rollins cancel out teix/cano/jeter, A-rod still destroys polanco.