Well we do have better SS's...in that we have guys who are actually better fielders than Gordon.
I think Gordon has the potential to be a really good SS...but he messes up wayyy more than he should. He'll have lots of errrors.
Having said that, i agree id rather him leading the lineup than any of our other SS's, thats for sure. Which is why hes playing SS!
>>>But, but let's face it: if he flamed out, he wouldn't be the first guy to show tons of potential only to never realize it.<<<
True...but most guys who are consistently good in the minors and flame out in the MLB are pretty bad out of the gate.
Gordon hit .304 BA and .363 OBP in his first 50 MLB games. Thats impressive for a rookie. And he hit better his second half than his first.
I have no reason to believe he will be a .240 BA .290 OBP for this year like he is in April.
But hey, sophmore slump i guess they call it :p He seems too committed to let that happen though
Really mutts, 50 errors? How many times did Gordon have 50 errors in the minors? Are groundballs somehow easier to catch in the minors? Throws easier to make? I think guys have more errors in the minors than they do in the majors because of field conditions and because they learn to play the position.
Derek Jeter had 56 errors one year in the minors, but Dee Gordon . . . . . I don't think so.
You'd have more credibility if you would back off the exaggeration and hyperbole, like Strasburg and Kershaw the "greatest match-up of all-time".
"Well his stint last year shows hes capable of much better numbers than he has right now. (not to mention wayyy better numbers in the minors)"
In the same way that Loney showed he could do better in him first stint with the club? The question is not how you do when you are first called up, but how you handle it when pitchers start adjusting to you. We will see if Gordon can make the adjustments.
Well in his defense, Dee did have 20 errors in 70 games in AAA. You could say in 150 games he'd have 40+ errors.
That being said, I agree that Dee probably won't have that many errors as we progress...but he is averaging 1 error in every ten games.
I still love the guy in the lineup :)