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#641 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 11 January 2024 - 10:23 AM

The Ringer: The Dodgers’ Advantage Goes Deeper Than Their Pockets



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Posted 08 March 2024 - 06:40 PM

Mookie Betts moving to SS.

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Posted 08 March 2024 - 06:48 PM

Crazy career trajectory for Betts. Majority of his time at RF, with a decent bit of CF, then some IF starting last year.

Anyone have any examples of a guy who started in the OF and made a mid career change to middle infield?

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Posted 08 March 2024 - 06:57 PM

Crazy career trajectory for Betts. Majority of his time at RF, with a decent bit of CF, then some IF starting last year.

Anyone have any examples of a guy who started in the OF and made a mid career change to middle infield?

Melvin Mora and Craig Biggio (C to CF to 2B).

Can't think of any others off hand. Did Yount ever move back to IF?

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Posted 08 March 2024 - 07:46 PM

Mora started in the IF, transitioned to the OF, then back to the IF. Spent the majority of his early career at SS between NYM and BAL, then went to the OF, then back to 3B.

Biggio is a good example.

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Posted 09 March 2024 - 01:02 AM

Melvin Mora and Craig Biggio (C to CF to 2B).

Can't think of any others off hand. Did Yount ever move back to IF?

Pete Rose went from 2B to OF to 3B.



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Posted 09 March 2024 - 06:35 AM

Crazy career trajectory for Betts. Majority of his time at RF, with a decent bit of CF, then some IF starting last year.

Anyone have any examples of a guy who started in the OF and made a mid career change to middle infield?

 

Betts was drafted as a 2B, and also got some work in as a SS in the minors before being moved to RF (Pedroia had 2B locked up back in 2014 when Betts arrived in Boston). 



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Posted 10 March 2024 - 09:43 AM

Betts was drafted as a 2B, and also got some work in as a SS in the minors before being moved to RF (Pedroia had 2B locked up back in 2014 when Betts arrived in Boston). 

 

Right.  Betts was actually a 2B that moved to the OF.  Infield moved last year was out of some [desperation/need] on the Dodgers part.

 

What's driving this move to SS (he played some last year) is that Gavin Lux apparently can't make a good throw to 1B....so where Lux was SS and Betts was 2B, they are protecting Lux by flipping them.

 

I think the versatility thing is way overblown (mostly forced for the sake of it) but this isn't about moving guys around, this is about one guy who has the tools (physically and mentally) to do what's best for the Team.

 

Love everything about Mookie and his career.



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Posted 04 April 2024 - 03:37 PM

FanGraphs: Mookie Betts Is Ridiculous



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Posted 10 May 2024 - 10:46 AM

CBS Sports: Pitching injuries seem never-ending, and experts see no easy answer to fix MLB's biggest on-field problem

https://www.cbssport...-field-problem/



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Posted 08 June 2024 - 10:35 AM






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