Dave Cameron of fangraphs.com has published an interesting article called The Second Base Glut. In it he takes a close look at the general second base situation throughout the major leagues. If he is to be believed, we all need to resign ourselves to Luis Castillo as the Mets starting second baseman for 2010. An excerpt:
- Last year, bad defensive outfielders got a rude awakening in free agency, as Adam Dunn, Pat Burrell, and Bobby Abreu learned first hand that teams were beginning to value defense at positions besides catcher and shortstop. There were too many lumbering sluggers available, and the excess supply drove prices down for all of them. This year, the hurt is landing on second baseman.