Don Mattingly, Outfielder?

Consulting the essential, indispensable B-R.com site, Donnie indeed played some OF:

Year Age Pos G GS Inn Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG
1982 21 LF 5 1 23.0 1.000 4.70 2.40 .983 2.31 2.28
1982 21 RF 1 0 1.1 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.30
1983 22 RF 39 28 270.1 .967 1.96 1.51 .979 2.25 2.23
1983 22 LF 14 9 84.0 1.000 1.71 1.14 .975 2.32 2.30
1984 23 LF 13 9 88.1 .950 1.94 1.46 .985 2.27 2.26
1984 23 RF 6 6 51.0 1.000 3.00 2.83 .976 2.22 2.22
1984 23 CF 1 1 8.0 1.000 2.25 2.00 1.000 3.04 3.00
1988 27 LF 1 1 5.0 0.00 0.00 2.34 2.20
1989 28 RF 1 1 8.0 1.000 2.25 2.00 1.000 2.36 2.30
1990 29 LF 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
6 Seasons OF 76 56 540.0 .977 2.12 1.67 .982 2.50 2.48
4 Seasons RF 47 35 330.2 .975 2.12 1.66 .979 2.25 2.23
5 Seasons LF 34 20 201.1 .979 2.10 1.38 .981 2.30 2.28
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table; Generated 12/31/2010.
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New Year’s Resolutions

In 13 hours, 2010 will officially be in the books. We’ll have finished our 365th rotation around the sun and we’ll starting writing the first lines of the new year. However, we could argue that 2010 will be on-going, at least for us baseball fans. The Hot Stove season, however cooled it may be, is...

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The problem with believing everything our eyes see

And Pearlman’s counter:

Joe blames some of us (and I’m among the us) for speculating that Jeff Bagwell cheating by using PED? Well, what the hell are we supposed to think? A. Have you seen the photographs of a young Jeff Bagwell, first as a prospect in the Boston system, then with the Astros as a pup? He looks, perhaps not coincidentally, like a young Jason Giambi; like a young Barry Bonds; like a young Sammy Sosa; like a young Bret Boone. I know … I know—people gain weight as they get older. And, hey, he lifted! And used natural, over-the-counter supplements!And … enough. I’ve heard enough. Seriously, look at the guy as an in-his-prime Astro. Dude looks like Randy (Macho Man) Savage. And while I can already hear the “Just because he had muscles atop muscles doesn’t mean anything” argument brewing, well, it does—in the context of a sport overrun by cheaters—mean something.

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Comparing the Yankees To Other Likely Top-6 Farm Systems

[image title=”jesus_montero” size=”full” id=”24033″ align=”center” linkto=”full” ]Yesterday, we learned that Jim Callis regards the Yankees as a top-6 farm system in baseball. Accompanying them are probably going to be Kansas City, Tampa Bay, Cleveland and possibly two of  Minnesota, Atlanta and Oakland. Among this group, how to the Yankees rank?

At the top of each organization,...

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Hall of Shame: Instead of Votes, Some BBWAA Members Cast Doubt; Bagwell A Chief Victim of Smear Campaign

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog.)

The holidays are also major league baseball’s Hall of Fame season. Once the ballot is released after Thanksgiving, hundreds of BBWAA members endeavor to narrow down the choices, and in the process, usually write about their selections ahead of the official announcement on January 5. As a...

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What changed from 2009 to 2010?

As 2010 winds to a close I’ve been thinking about what would need to change in 2011 for the Yankees to win another title. The reflexive answer is to suggest better pitching. After all,...

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Callis: Yankees Have Top 6 Farm System

Back in August, Jim Callis of Baseball America was asked if the Yankees had a top 10 farm system. He was noncommittal, but suggested that they might be ranked in that range and were certainly in the conversation. Yesterday, he was asked a similar question, and his answer was an encouraging one for...

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