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(MLive.com)   Victor Martinez shows Prince Fielder how to play first base with possibly the MLB defensive play of the year for 2013   (mlive.com) divider line 21
    More: Spiffy, Victor Martinez, Prince Fielder, Major League Baseball, Tigers, first base, Jacoby Ellsbury, Paul Konerko, Jim Leyland  
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2013-06-24 09:44:19 AM  
I like how Elsbury taps him on the shoulder as he runs past.
 
2013-06-24 09:47:07 AM  
If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.
 
2013-06-24 09:52:32 AM  

forstmeister: If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.


Miguel Cabrera hits into a lot of double plays so he sucks.
 
2013-06-24 09:52:47 AM  
Essentially what happened here is our team traded Justin Masterson away for this guy and now he's making stellar defensive plays against them while Masterson posts an above respectable season in Cleveland.
That's about right for Theo's track record for bullpen intelligence (Masterson was in the bullpen at the time, in the Bronson Arroyo long relief role).
 
2013-06-24 09:53:30 AM  

darch: I like how Elsbury taps him on the shoulder as he runs past.


Didn't see that at first.  Yeah, when someone does something that sick, sometimes you just have to give it up to him.
 
2013-06-24 09:54:41 AM  

forstmeister: If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.


Hard line drive right along the first baseline -- you'd have to be cheating REALLY close to the line to get to that without diving.
 
2013-06-24 09:54:52 AM  

sigdiamond2000: forstmeister: If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.

Miguel Cabrera hits into a lot of double plays so he sucks.


It hit him in the glove when he initially went to field it, so this is a good save against an error.  That said, he stuck with the play and it paid off, so good on him.
 
2013-06-24 10:22:01 AM  
Meh. His toss was a little high.
 
2013-06-24 10:26:17 AM  

forstmeister: If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.


he was cheating towards 2nd because he knows he can make the no look backflip on a ball down the line.

unyon: sigdiamond2000: forstmeister: It hit him in the glove when he initially went to field it, so this is a good save against an error.  That said, he stuck with the play and it paid off, so good on him.


still would not have been an error.  you can assume even for an MLB first basemen that ball is an automatic out.
 
2013-06-24 10:27:00 AM  

SlothB77: you

CAN'T assume even for an MLB first basemen that ball is an automatic out.

FTFM
 
2013-06-24 10:42:23 AM  
I see you Victor.
 
2013-06-24 11:23:04 AM  

unyon: sigdiamond2000: forstmeister: If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.

Miguel Cabrera hits into a lot of double plays so he sucks.

It hit him in the glove when he initially went to field it, so this is a good save against an error.  That said, he stuck with the play and it paid off, so good on him.


Hitting the glove isn't a factor. Diving for a ball and having it hit off your glove is not an error. An untouched ground ball through the legs is an error.
 
2013-06-24 11:55:27 AM  
Prince can do that , but the groundskeepers have asked him not to. Craters.
 
2013-06-24 12:07:55 PM  
Even highlights in baseball are boring.
 
2013-06-24 12:13:03 PM  

Turfshoe: Even highlights in baseball are boring.


Go on...
 
2013-06-24 12:21:59 PM  

bopis: Prince can do that , but the groundskeepers have asked him not to. Craters.


He will if there's a tofu dog attached to the ball hit at him
 
P0e
2013-06-24 12:43:13 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Essentially what happened here is our team traded Justin Masterson away for this guy and now he's making stellar defensive plays against them while Masterson posts an above respectable season in Cleveland.
That's about right for Theo's track record for bullpen intelligence (Masterson was in the bullpen at the time, in the Bronson Arroyo long relief role).


You seem to forget that Theo traded Bronson Arroyo for Freaking Willy Mo Pena.
 
2013-06-24 01:03:06 PM  
The ball hit his glove.  A great play would have been him catching the ball.  Great recovery though.
 
2013-06-24 01:08:49 PM  

ChrisDe: unyon: sigdiamond2000: forstmeister: If he had been positioned better he wouldn't have had to dive.

Miguel Cabrera hits into a lot of double plays so he sucks.

It hit him in the glove when he initially went to field it, so this is a good save against an error.  That said, he stuck with the play and it paid off, so good on him.

Hitting the glove isn't a factor. Diving for a ball and having it hit off your glove is not an error. An untouched ground ball through the legs is an error.


Error is perhaps the wrong word, since strictly speaking it wasn't that, and he wouldn't have been charged with one had he not got the out.  It was a great dive, but the ball was in his glove before is sprung loose again.  He had it.  My point is that catching it would have been the truly outstanding fielding play- what he did was a remarkable recovery to an almost remarkable fielding effort.
 
2013-06-24 02:04:33 PM  

P0e: Nana's Vibrator: Essentially what happened here is our team traded Justin Masterson away for this guy and now he's making stellar defensive plays against them while Masterson posts an above respectable season in Cleveland.
That's about right for Theo's track record for bullpen intelligence (Masterson was in the bullpen at the time, in the Bronson Arroyo long relief role).

You seem to forget that Theo traded Bronson Arroyo for Freaking Willy Mo Pena.


But that one worked out.  Right?  What about Getting Eric Gagne for David Murphy?  Or Freddy Sanchez for Jeff Suppan?
just waiting for the other foot to drop on Cherrington's Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey trades.
 
2013-06-24 02:51:40 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: P0e: Nana's Vibrator: Essentially what happened here is our team traded Justin Masterson away for this guy and now he's making stellar defensive plays against them while Masterson posts an above respectable season in Cleveland.
That's about right for Theo's track record for bullpen intelligence (Masterson was in the bullpen at the time, in the Bronson Arroyo long relief role).

You seem to forget that Theo traded Bronson Arroyo for Freaking Willy Mo Pena.

But that one worked out.  Right?  What about Getting Eric Gagne for David Murphy?  Or Freddy Sanchez for Jeff Suppan?
just waiting for the other foot to drop on Cherrington's Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey trades.


Boston loves making a lot of trades.
 
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