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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:37:48 AM

Arizona Diamondbacks
Stephen Drew:
You hear the shortstop brought up in trade rumors from time to time. The problem with J.D. Drew’s little brother is that with a trade from the generous Chase Field he will disappear. This year, he’s hitting .291/.372/.464 at home, but only .259/.323/.367 on the road. His career home/road split is .288/.353/.481 at Chase, but only .253/.305/.402 on the road.

Chris Snyder: In the offseason, I talked about him being a good add for the Yankees, and he still would be one given that he is signed through 2012—though he can be bought out for that last year. He would be able to augment Jorge Posada, or spell him when he’s only hitting, and perhaps hang around after Posada’s contract ends in 2011 to tutor (and provide competition for)

Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Dec 17, 2009 at 12:03:18 AM

A few quick thoughts on the balance between offense and defense prompted by a comment on Tuesday’s entry, specifically, how can Melky Cabrera and Jacoby Ellsbury be assets in left field despite bats that are clearly too weak for the position?

Part of the difference is in defensive expectations. As Johnny Damon showed when he initially relocated to left field, a defensively stretched center fielder can really look overqualified when placed in a corner. Damon didn’t have the arm to make the big heave from the fence to the plate, or even the cutoff man, but he had a center fielder’s wheels.  Another player who comes to mind is Barry Bonds, who came up as a center fielder. Had he remained in center he probably would have been pretty good for awhile, but the Pirates had