Quote of the day
“”We’re happy with our defense in the outfield,” he replied.
— McLaren, to Baker
Normally, I’d shrug this off — I mean whatever, he’s not going to slag Ibanez publicly. But there’s every reason to believe this is what he actually thinks. Despite the team’s ineptitude at getting outs, they don’t sub out for Ibanez regularly and last year (as pointed out earlier in comments) they would sub for Jose Guillen and not Raul. There’s no evidence at all that they’re just trying to protect his reputation while making accomodations for his near-total immobility.
No, the M’s really are happy with their outfield defense.
They’re happy with a league-worst defense. I’m not.