You know, I’m not much of a nice guy when it comes to the mainstream media coverage of baseball. I’ve ripped just about everybody once, and most of the time I’ve hit the nail on the head, (in my humble opinion). With that in mind, I bring you ex-Yankee Bobby Murcer and Murray Chass of the NY Times, speculating about a different kind of solution to the Yankees centerfield problem:
…. Maybe the Yankees could win with Crosby in center, but consider this trifecta:
¶Switch Jeter to center.
¶Move Rodriguez back to shortstop.
¶Sign the free agent Bill Mueller, late of Boston, to play third base.
…. I don’t want to seem like a guy who toots his own horn a little to frequently, so forget about the fact that I wrote the same exact thing in June, David Pinto wrote about it before me, and I’m pretty sure at least ten other bloggers wrote about it in 2004!.
And let me be even frank, my piece was actually a pretty in depth comparison of Yount and Jeter, a comparison Chass uses. I know I’m not a member of BBWAA, but shouldn’t Chass at least mention that he knows the idea was out there for the last year?