Originally Posted by doublem23
I don't think Alexei has a poor Baseball IQ, I think he more just kind of spaces out in the field sometimes. His errors aren't made because he's making poor choices, he just isn't paying attention all the time.
De Aza seems like he makes a ridiculous baserunning error, takes a horrible route to a ball, or makes a completely stupid throw at least once a week.
You're exactly right, and I think Alexei has a much better season if there's something to play for/keep himself focused.