It remains to be seen what happens with Stallings and Jean but I'm thinking we'll probably regret trading Iglesias. Even though he wasn't going to be a part of the next winning team here, he (when healthy) shored up the infield defense at a position of need. I think the notion of "OMG WE NEED A STRONG DEFENSE WITH A YOUNG DEVELOPING STAFF" is a bit overrated but I'd have liked a DP combo of Iglesias and Sanchez this year. It would have helped.
Yea obviously he’s gotta transfer that over to the games, but I just meant to say that the swing itself looks shorter and quicker to me during BP, so the physical ability for him to do that is there. Whereas with “the catcher who broke our hearts,” I doubt if. he could ever have shortened his swing even in BP. Adley looks to be a quicker athlete than Matt.
The stats don't show that Iglesias is a significantly better defender than Galvis, if at all, so I wouldn't start there. I find it strange that people are freaking out about defense when they haven't even played 10 ST games. Pretty much every infielder involved in that debacle yesterday will not be starting for the Orioles.