Originally Posted by Nellie_Fox
Errors are not a good measure of a first baseman, because the throws he doesn't dig out of the dirt are charged to the player making the throw, not him. Who do you think Youk, Alexei, and Beckham like seeing at first, Paulie or Dunn?
I am not disputing that Paulie is better than Dunn. This goes without saying. Paulie is clearly the superior defender. However, Dunn came in with a reputation of being a butcher at 1B and he really wasn't. I wouldn't call Dunn a gold glove out there but can you really point to any games this season where Dunn's glove at 1B cost us the game? I can't remember a single one. If it means keeping Konerko more productive offensively all season, I'd take the slight downgrade on defense at 1B.
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