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  1. What about at 2nd base? He came up through the minors as an infielder, with Johnny Giavotella struggling this spring, do you think he finds some playing time there?

    Comment by Gerry Geurts — March 22, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

  2. I have been pondering the same thing. With Giavotella and Getz in competion for 2B maybe they envision using him as a super utility type.

    Comment by kozilla — March 22, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

  3. where does this leave Dyson?

    Comment by Sax — March 22, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

  4. I agree with article as a whole but I have one nitpick. Can we relax with the Gordon “had an MVP caliber season” narative? I’ve seen this in a few places and I continue to scratch my head over it. He had a breakout year on a crappy (albeit up and coming) team. An MVP type season is what Bautista and Ellsbury had. Gordon was a nice story and had a nice year. Can’t we just leave it at that and not try to make it out to be more than what it was?

    Comment by jpg — March 22, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

  5. Why bother with any subjective qualifiers, whether it is “MVP-type” or “a nice year”.

    Gordon finished with the 7th best fWAR among AL position players. Whether you interpret that to mean, MVP-type, a nice year, something else, or completely meaningless, is up to you.

    Comment by Fish Bone Bobby — March 22, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

  6. I think Gordon put up the .363 wOBA against LHP last year.

    Comment by David — March 22, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

  7. He definitely had a year that deserved some MVP votes.

    Comment by Nats Fan — March 22, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

  8. I am given to believe that reverse splits have to be regressed so incredibly heavily so as to have essentially no predictive value.

    Comment by CJ — March 22, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

  9. His defensive metrics at 2B are adequate, and he does hit lefties will. I’d take him in this role over Skip Schumaker any day.

    Comment by tz — March 23, 2012 @ 9:22 am

  10. Selling expensive vacuum cleaners?? :)

    Comment by tz — March 23, 2012 @ 9:22 am

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