Originally Posted by doublem23
But I'm telling you he's really not, if you're only comparing him to specific individuals in the league you miss out on some very relevant information, specifically that there's a slew of teams in the league that don't even have a player as good as Beckham who can take 500 PA at 2B and deliver the kind of results he did at the plate. Again, I'm not saying he's anything special, just saying he gives you an average AL 2B production. I know that's not what we expected of him when he was drafted and was an up and coming phenom, but it is what it is.
Some people just aren't gonna get it. This season should have left no doubt the value of a top notch fielding combo up the middle. I would venture to say the pathetic play of Beckham's replacement's has cost the Sox a minimum of 3 to 4 games. Beckham's makes up any batting deficiencies with the glove.