The Pittsburgh Pirates FAB 5 looked damn strong yesterday in Wrigley Field, well except Pedro. Don’t stress.
Christina’s complete story is below…
But Walker wasn’t alone in being part of the problem, because one player alone didn’t generate the worst defense in baseball (per Baseball Prospectus’s Park-Adjusted Defensive Efficiency metric). How long the Pirates want to afford Walker’s defense at second owes something to the decision to stick with Pedro Alvarez at third base for as long as possible. Alvarez’s series of defensive gaffes Friday provided a reminder that he probably won’t be a third baseman forever. He was responsible for the Cubs’ first-inning run, with a single off his glove followed by a two-base throwing error. If Alvarez makes the move across the diamond to first later this year — presumably after they tire of or flip one-year rental Lyle Overbay — then Walker’s trek to the hot corner seems sure to follow.
Clint Hurdle looks wind burnt.
We thought Christina was pulling an April Fool’s Joke today when she announced she is now with ESPN. Guess not.
Someone still cares about Lastings Milledge I guess.
Two words for ya Greenberg…