Originally Posted by MISoxfan
I agree with you there, it was only the "brutal" comment that caught my eye before. Another frustrating thing about Alexei is that suddenly he's stealing 30 bases at a 77% success rate? Why wasn't he doing that when he was younger?
I recall reading that Alexei said he changed his approach since he was hitting in the two spot so much. I think the increase in stolen bases is because he has a better idea of how to do it, he was always fast but maybe now he has a better read on pitchers.