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Sunday, April 15, 2007

If It's Up for Grabs, He'd Probably Drop It

Jim has expressed his love for MLB Mosaic. But I'm a man who takes pleasure in simpler things, and am here to express my love for MLB Gameday Audio. Baseball on the radio is one of God's gifts to the human race (it ranks right up there with the Beatles, peanut butter, Jane Austen, and, of course, baseball itself).

Anyway...I'm listening to the Yankee's/A's game on the Oakland station, and one of the announcers mentioned that Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter had four errors on the season already, and thus this year's Gold Glove award is "up for grabs."

Intrigued, I went to ESPN this morning to check the field stats. Derek must have made a boo-boo last night, because it lists him with five errors (most among the 12 AL shortstops ESPN has listed as "qualified").

Jeter also ranks eleventh in fielding percentage, tenth in zone rating, and eighth in range factor.

I seem to recall that last year, Yankee Fan and Baseball Pundit were all over Alex Rodriguez for his allegedly poor fielding. I'm sure that these folks wouldn't want to hold a double standard, and will shower Jeter with boos as soon as possible.

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  • Jeter made error #6 today, helping set up Oakland's two run first. He also has only one extra base hit this season to date, although he does have a .400 OBP.

    Rodriguez is slugging .975, with 12 runs scored and 17 knocked in for his first 10 games. I'm sure that none of those RBI were in the clutch, though.

    By Blogger Jim, at 10:11 PM  

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