Originally Posted by RKMeibalane
And was a better first baseman than most people realize. Yes, he did botch routine plays on occasion, but I remember him also making plays around the bag that I've never seen duplicated by anyone. Ironically, his playing first base was never a big deal until after 1998, when he started DH'ing full-time. The situation was compounded in 2003 following idiotic comments by Jerry Manuel, after Thomas expressed interest in playing 1B more often.
If I remember correctly, the main problem with Frank in the field was he seemed to catch a case of Knoblauchitis, couldn't go to second without throwing the ball into left field.