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1 cult of basebaal   ~  Nov 9, 2010 4:31 pm


Just, ugh.

2 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 9, 2010 4:31 pm

I love that Jeter wins every year because I love that it pisses people off.

Its the frigging Gold Glove. Its like getting bent out of shape over the manager of the year.

3 cult of basebaal   ~  Nov 9, 2010 4:32 pm

However, congrats to Cano on his well deserved 1st and Teixeira on his 4th.

4 tommyl   ~  Nov 9, 2010 4:44 pm

"You think I can field, you really do!"

5 Diane Firstman   ~  Nov 9, 2010 4:50 pm

"Dalek Jeter" has better range ....

6 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 9, 2010 4:58 pm

I also think I'd be more appalled if we could find defensive metrics that don't have that horrible habit of contradicting all the other defensive metrics.

7 RIYank   ~  Nov 9, 2010 6:38 pm

[2] Me too, exactly. And it's perfect on Fire Joe Morgan Day.

8 Yankster   ~  Nov 9, 2010 6:52 pm

I don't watch other SS enough to have a strong opinion, but the complex defensive metrics seem unreliable when you look at their variability across a season.

When everyone makes jokes about Jeter's defense, why does he get no credit for the lack errors (and the high field percentage)? Do we think this stat is basically the equivalent of a non-starter win? Just the scorer's discretion? Why does carry so well across all the parks (and scorers)?

Jeter played about as many innings as everyone else but had 1/3 the average number of errors 7 versus 20. Why doesn't that at least stifle the chuckle response?

Baseball reference has a nice digest for defensive metrics by position:

9 rbj   ~  Nov 9, 2010 7:16 pm

Pastadivingjeter -- the newest meal at The Olive Garden.

10 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 10, 2010 12:24 am

[9] Hahh! The Olive Garden...yikes..is that what people outside New York really consider Italian food??

11 thelarmis   ~  Nov 10, 2010 12:27 am

[10] i don't consider it 'italian' food, but they do have great breadsticks! : )

12 RIYank   ~  Nov 10, 2010 7:24 am

[11] Yes!
And the one in Warwick, RI has a good pasta e fagiol'.
And hey [10], mista elitist Japanese New Yawk snob, I gotcha olives right heah! (That was my Federal Hill accent.)

13 Raf   ~  Nov 10, 2010 8:34 am

100% natural but 60% fruit juice?

14 Diane Firstman   ~  Nov 10, 2010 10:30 am


In Jeter's case, the other 40% is "intangibles"

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