Pedro Florimon

The Defensive-Minded Pedro Florimon

Pedro Florimon As I write this the Twins are tied 6-6 with the Cleveland Indians and Jason Bartlett has committed various defensive atrocities in left field. He shouldn't be blamed, he's a career infielder who can no longer hit, but was kept on the Twins roster for leadership purposes.  Blame needs to rest with the manager, but Bartlett's struggles in the outfield illustrate a point: defense matters. This brings us to Pedro Florimon. He struggles to hit his weight, and leaves runners in scoring position, but he is a master with the glove. He is the...