Me, Elsewhere: Is It Lukewarm in Here, or Is That Just the Third Baseman?

I’m writing a new weekly column about the NL West at Baseball Prospectus this year. My first report examines the division’s third basemen. You know about Chase Headley, of course, but here are some of my thoughts on him:

Headley has been better than many people realize, but with the departure of Adrian Gonzalez, the Padres need a few of their less established players to take a step forward this season. If they are to have any shot at duplicating (or even approaching) last year’s success, they’ll need Headley to show more on offense. Even a slight nudge upward to Corey Koskie levels would be helpful.

Anywho, if you want to know what’s going on with the other teams, head on over and read stuff.

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7 Responses »

  1. If I’m understanding your analogy right, Jorge Cantu is an amazing defensive third baseman? I had no idea.

  2. Close. Just replace “amazing” with a different word, and you’re there.

  3. Brilliant? Influential?

  4. Getting colder. You might find a suitable word here.

  5. Funny that the comments on Baseball Prospectus were about the same – you better not upset the Pavement fanboys!

  6. +1 for Randa reference.

  7. @Tom: Yeah, a lot of people dig Pavement. Good for them.

    @AJM: I thought you would enjoy that.