It sounds like you want to make a trade to just make a trade.
All this chit chat about Cabrera and Fielders gloves and mobility on the field is just hot air. They do not get paid to be gold glovers. THEY ARE PAID TO HIT THE BALL. Thats it anything we get out in the field is a bonus. Not every player is great at both. I myself would rather have Miggys MVP bat than any just a glove type of guy. Same with Fielder. I watch baesball for Hitting then comes pitching fielding to me is way overrated when it comes to these type of players. Ask yourself this do you turn on a game just to watch the fielding first. I would say not.
Its not only what the fans want to see, its what wins the most games. Offense is much more valuable than defense
Don't get me wrong defense is important but the fans and myself pay to see good hitting first then pitching if its a good matchup. I have never heard anyone say hey I'm going to the ball game today to see maybe that 1 great defensive play that changed the game. I look at it this way who cares if you made a sports center highlight play if your up or down 4 or 5 runs. Its kind of like hitting a three run homer when your up 10 doesn't matter. The fan would rather see the 3 run homer.
GasMan had asked me about infield defense and I described it...power at the corners, defense up the middle. I still agree with you. All I am saying is that Peralta needs to be our best infield defender, and I really don't care if the guy hits .200 at the SS position. Everywhere else on the field .250 or higher is the hope and expectation.
I am not oblivious to what the average fan wants out of the game today.
All I am saying is that when you look at the Tigers you have offense all over the place: 2012 regular season BA stats: A Jax .300, Dirks .322, Cabby .330 w/44HR, Prince .313 w/30HR, Avila .243 w/9HR (on a down year), Infante .257, Hunter career avg .277 w/25HRs, and Martinez career avg .303 w/20HRs.
WE HAVE PLENTY OF OFFENSE. What we don't have is infield defense and the major component to that is that we get the least defensively from Peralta...if he got to more balls, we would win more games. That is all I am saying.
I am not asking to create the "All Defensive Team" in Detroit.
You guys are banging the offense is everything drum...for a team that should be an offensive juggernaut, we did not hit at all in the World Series. And yeah, between Blanco, Pagan, Scutaro, Sandoval, and Crawford the SF Giants defense helped them win the World Series.
This is really getting blown out of proportion. GasMan wanted me to elaborate my feelings about my comments on infield defense...as we don't agree. I never said that the Seattle Mariners should have won the World Series or be in the playoffs.
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I'm also against the pursuit of an expensive power bat at every position. I think that defense is underrated in this forum (even if it is overrated in the main forum) and OBP is as valuable as SLG (I always wished Ricky Henderson was a Tiger) and would love to see more team speed.
I would love more balance between the present and the future. I think the Prince signing will haunt this team a few years.
All in all, we're generally pulling in the same direction.
"Just because the path is well beaten. That doesn't mean it's the right way to go"