DrungoHazewood Posted March 11, 2010 Share Posted March 11, 2010 I will say the defense looked pretty good tonight, so hopefully things have been "tightened up." I should just let this thread die, but I'll try to be to the point, brief, logical, and non-confrontational: - An excellent defensive team will have games, especially early in the spring, where they make multiple errors. - A poor defensive team will have any number of games during the year where they make no errors and play fundamentally sound baseball. - Dramatic shifts in defensive ability and focus from major league players are not observable on a day-to-day basis, nor could you attribute any such swings to coaching input. So, there's no possible way anyone could change the way a team plays fundamental defense in one day, and even if you could there's no way of telling that from accounts of a couple of spring training games. There is no basis for attributing the defensive outcomes of the last two games to anything but the number of reps early in the year, the abilities of the players, and random variation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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