com/news/predicting-spots-for-top-25-mlb-free-agents/c-260157832) between $80 million and $100 million , the third baseman
is still trying to find a home with spring training underway.
The Angels and Dallas McPherson parted ways Wednesday when the oft-injured third baseman
was not tendered a contract, the team announced.
Maddux broke a tie with Baltimore third baseman
Brooks Robinson and pitcher Jim Kaat for the most Gold Gloves.
Rolen has been the Gold Glove third baseman
in the National League the past three years--he has won four such awards overall--and Chavez was the American League winner each of the past two seasons.
One day after practice, he approached me and said, "Skip, every time I come up to the plate, the third baseman
backs up to the outfield grass and it's tough to hit the ball past him.
The New York Yankees used strong pitching from David Wells and David Cone, and clutch hitting from third baseman
Scott Brosius and outfielder Bernie Williams, to overcome the San Diego Padres four games to three in Acclaim Sports simulation of this year's World Series using their hit Nintendo 64 game, All-Star Baseball '99(TM).
Most of the talk surrounding the former Kansas City Royals' third baseman
has been pure speculation.
Figgins could be part of a package to land White Sox third baseman
Joe Crede, who is arbitration eligible after this season and is in the middle of a breakout season after a standout postseason.
Without a good third baseman
behind them, pitchers are liable to get a terrible case of nervous indigestion, and that can lead to all sorts of bad things, like soaring earned run averages and fights with their wives or girl friends.
If the ball is drifting down the third-base line and the third baseman
has the angle, he should call off the pitcher and the catcher.
First, there was the two-out throwing error by Mets third baseman
David Wright that allowed Marlon Anderson to reach base and two unearned runs to score.
Remember, the catcher is going out after the ball while the first or third baseman
is coming in, and that the infielder's glove is more suitable than the catcher's mitt to catch fly balls.