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Best 2nd baseman in the National League.


Let the cards fall...
Just wondering who some think is a good two-bagger in baseball? My nomination goes for Marcus Giles. The guy is gritty, and hits the ball well. I am a big Atlanta fan and I think that he is the most valuable player on that squad this season. I'm sure that some of you are going to dispute my thoughts, what do you all think.

Just feel like talking a little baseball....what the hell.
Soriano is not a 2nd baseman. He's a converted SS who has never been able to make the adjustment.
Yes but sure as shit he's played 2B almost exclusively his entire career.

He deserves mention with the other 2B no matter what position he started out playing.

The adjustment from 2B to SS isn't a drastic switch which leads me to believe Soriano's defense at SS wasn't all that great in the first place.
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I would rate it this way:

Alphonso Soriano: 5 tool second baseman, strikes out too much.

Kent, Power at second base, Very good defensively. Bad teammate

L. Castillo, Average, Speed, traditional star 2nd Baseman, give up power

Boone, older version of Kent, Less average, less power, equal defense, Not as good as he once was

Marcus Giles, Up and coming, not there yet

I could go on if you want
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ashlandbuck said:

What a brilliant statement. The guy has played 2nd since entering the majors.
I guess Babe Ruth shouldn't really have been considered an outfielder. He was after all, a converted pitcher. Ghheezz.

And just how long do you think that has been? My post implied ( and if you weren't such a smart@ss you would have understood that) that he is unable to pick up the difference between SS and 2nd base. Only offensively can you put him in the same class as Kent, Vidro, Boone, and the other elite 2nd baseman. And the worst thing about it is that he had a chance to go back to SS with Texas, and because he was pouting about leaving the Yankees, he turned it down. That sure puts him in the same class as the "real" 2nd basemen.

And as far as your stupid Babe Ruth statement, if he wasn't a better outfielder than pitcher, see if your IQ-like-a-rock can figure out why he didn't still pitch every 4th day(or whatever the rotation was then)! He went to a position that he was better at, opposed to Soriano going to one where he wasn't as good.
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