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Hiatus over. I’ll be writing about the Cardinals here when I’m feeling the urge, and in pithy fashion.

Jeff Zimmerman at Beyond the Boxscore put together 2010 UZR projections for the spreadsheet mafia. Sweeeet. For those of you who like to see the math, you can go here to learn more.  We’ll just stick with the projections for our favorite local sports team.

STL

Albert roolz. He is projected to be the best defensive 1B, well ahead of the incumbent Gold Glover Adrian Gonzalez, for what it’s worth. Colby and his Boog-ness are near the top of the leader-boards for their respective positions as well.

I’m not quite ready to take the over on Skip’s projection quite yet, but he did show a lot of improvement over the course of the season.

Now here is a look at some of the free agents and speculated trade targets of the Cardinals for their vacancies in the left corners.

FA 3B

FA OF

Take that, Adam Dunn bandwagon. There’s no DH in the NL just in case any of you have forgot. Over the past two seasons Dunn has hit 78 homers, hit 205 RBI’s and drawn 238 walks, and yet has completely sabotaged his value as a player by being a terrible outfielder. His WAR those two seasons, including base-running: 2.2. OVER TWO SEASONS. 2.2. -13 runs actually seems optimistic for Dunn, considering his recent disastrous play, and that’s saying something.

Jermaine Dye….blah. Brad Hawpe. Blarf. I can’t believe anyone would say Bay is a more complete player than Holliday, but it’s being said by some uninformed folk out there who should know better.

I wouldn’t mind seeing what Dayton Moore would want for David DeJesus, and then seeing Moz Def couldn’t sign Figgins at a reasonable enough rate. That wouldn’t provide any ballyhooed “Albert Protection”, but those are two solid defenders who can get on base at a decent clip. There are more ways to win than just slugging.

Erik Manning

Erik became addicted to Cardinals baseball as a young lad growing up on the mean streets of O'Fallon, MO. He moved away to Tulsa to attend Bible College, where he met his wife, who talked him into moving to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, also known as the Bermuda triangle of baseball. His dream is to see the MLB.tv blackouts end, and his other interests are theology and philosophy of religion. He is the parent of two young boys.

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5 Responses to “2010 UZR Projections and the Cardinals”

  1. We, or I guess I should say I (you definitely don’t have to claim them) will have our own for a point of comparison here in the next week or so…. my methodology is a little different so we’ll see how it goes. If I had to guess it’ll bring Boog up some, and likely drop Skippy…

  2. Nice. Looking forward to it.

  3. Wheres the RSS Feed link besides subscribing through email?

  4. figgins and dejesus… I like that approach but who is moz going to trade for in July, when our offense runs out again? the pipeline can’t take any more hits.

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