Do you really think that statistic is correct? Hunter could be 50 and play better defense than Willingham did this year. I don't think difference in defense from Hicks to Hunter would be that great either. I think Hicks is a terrible defender. Has the tools, takes bad jumps, bad routes, bad fundamentals. Plus, Hicks can't hit enough to be a GG SS. Rosario needs to start playing baseball in March to get any kind of chance at the MLB in 2015. There are no in-house options.
People advocating for Rasmus need to see that he isn't going to sign some 2 year deal. He'll want 5 years at 50 million. Want to pay that? I think it would be great to have Hunter come in for a couple years at the end of his career. I'm not sure if he would go for it, but he has had much better longevity than I ever expected.
I think defensive metrics move in the right direction....but they are extreme when they try and quantify thigs. The downside to signing Hunter is it goes another year where we can blame the defense and not the pitching.