→ I am not the only one who thinks Verducci’s Piece on Illegal Defense was Stupid

For example, Craig Calcaterra lists a few criticism, including:

Shifts reward teams with athletic and versatile players, both in the form of defenders who can play out of traditional position and hitters who can hit to all fields. I bet I don’t have to go back too far in Verducci’s archives to see complaints about slow, lumbering take-and-rake dead-pull hitters, inflated offensive numbers and teams not focusing on defensive skills being baseball’s biggest problem. Now it’s this.

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