Originally Posted by TomBradley72
I don't know- based on Keppinger's stats in 2010-2012- that seemed like a reasonable move to plug a position (3rd) where we had no one.
The thing is, Keppinger's been awful defensively throughout his career. But Hahn isn't the first guy to not see (or simply ignore) that from players - the Red Sox signed the defensively horrific Lugo to a big contract a while back.
And it could be that Hahn knew this team wasn't much and wasn't ready to win, so he didn't want to throw a resources into it. As it is, the young pitching has matured nicely (Quintana, Santiago, Jones), but the young hitting deteriorated (Viciedo, Flowers)....those guys weren't busts prior to this year, if they are now. And most of all, we turned into a lousy defensive team that runs bases like a bunch of clowns.