The best base-stealer? ESPN.com’s Sean McAdam says Juan Pierre, and then quotes several unnamed MLB executives to back it up. Yes, they admit, he hasn’t stolen as many as Podsednik or Crawford over the past couple of years, but if you needed one base stolen, this is the man. Crazy? Take a look at last year’s numbers:
Pierre: 45 stolen bases, 24 caught stealing
Podsednik: 70 sb, 13 cs
Crawford: 59 sb, 15 cs
Don’t need to have an autographed copy of Moneyball to figure out something’s not right. We just hope (assume) Cash wasn’t one of those anonymous voices.