Podcast #9: best defensive outfielders

The first baseball (ninth overall) of what will hopefully be many podcasts focuses the best defensive outfielders in the past 25-30 years. With Ronald Acuna labeled as a five tool player, we will continue talking about other five tool players and the best of each tool at each position.

The best I have seen include Ichiro, Torii Hunter, and Junior.

Supplementary:

 

Outfield gold glovers

A compilation of great outfield throws

Beltran game winner

Rowand broken nose

What we missed:

Steady Adam (non Pacman) Jones for Baltimore has been a reliable center fielder for a long time now. Nick Markakis solid along the same lines.

Though his peak wasn’t long, Vernon Wells was the best in center at one point.

I didn’t forget Jose Canseco

Franchise moves: eight fateful team relocations (and two clubs that moved twice)

Baseball was remarkably stable for half a century. Then came a mass shakeup of markets, which included two teams escaping from New York. A look at the eight that fled.

Source: Franchise moves: eight fateful team relocations (and two clubs that moved twice)

The Raiders are headed to Las Vegas. The Warriors are headed across the bay. The A’s are heading to Howard Terminal or Laney College.

For Oakland it is a time of change, but this is not fully unprecedented. What have we learned from some of these moves of the past, especially in baseball?