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Thread: Dozier Gold Glove?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeypaws View Post
    There is something wrong about this statement ....
    "Wrong" as in "unjust"? Yes.
    "Wrong" as in "inaccurate"? Sadly, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badsmerf View Post
    Casilla was pretty good defensively. All the negativity was driven by the Twins.
    He had lots of mental lapses in his earlier years and it didn't take anyone telling the fans for them to see it. Fangraphs says he had a negative UZR in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

    And the main Twin, Gardy, said he liked Casilla's defense so much that Casilla would compete with Hardy for shortstop (said right before Hardy was traded).

    So, how did the Twins drive negativity about Casilla's defense? Casilla's bad defense and absentmindedness in his early years drove the negativity.

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    I am a huge Dozier fan, I have been outfront with that, even when he was struggling, and even last year when he was a disaster.

    BUT, he doesn't deserve the gold glove.
    He's been very good defensively, but Pedroia is just better, by a mile.
    It has nothing to do with his bat or his popularity, Pedroia is the best defensive second baseman in baseball.

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    I'd say Barney is the best defensive 2B, with Pedroia and Phillips a bit behind him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    I am a huge Dozier fan, I have been outfront with that, even when he was struggling, and even last year when he was a disaster.

    BUT, he doesn't deserve the gold glove.
    He's been very good defensively, but Pedroia is just better, by a mile.
    It has nothing to do with his bat or his popularity, Pedroia is the best defensive second baseman in baseball.
    I haven't seen a lot of Red Sox games, but when I have, Pedroia has been a standout. I simply don't trust defensive metrics, but they also say he is the "head of the class". Dozier has been great in the field and a bright spot in an increasingly dark season. I am glad he's stepped up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    I'd say Barney is the best defensive 2B, with Pedroia and Phillips a bit behind him
    You might be right about Barney, and Phillips is elite too.
    I SHOULD have said the best in the AL, which is what I meant (in regards to the GG).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Brooks View Post
    You might be right about Barney, and Phillips is elite too.
    I SHOULD have said the best in the AL, which is what I meant (in regards to the GG).
    I agree.

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