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tribe's defense paradox

This was brought up before in a regular post, but I am not as convinced about what is "true" for the defensive capabilities of the tribe's infielders as the rest of letsgotribe. Since the defense seems to be playing a large part in teh tribe's current woes, and their successes (we'll just consider 93 wins a success and leave it at that) last year, it is extremely topical. To whit, here is my take on the consesus from different outlets (+ above avg, - below avg, 0 avg),

Baseball prospectus
Boone -; Peralta +; Belliard -; Broussard 0;

Letsgotribe posters
Boone -; Peralta +; Belliard -; Broussard 0;

Pinto's probabilistic model of range
Boone +; Peralta -; Belliard +; Broussard 0;

Tribe's front office
Boone +; Peralta -; Belliard 0; Broussard +;

The last is my inferences on Shapiro's comments in the offseason. The last two were based on last year's performance.

The disconnect is obvious. Is there a reconciliation in these viewpoints, or are we just stuck with blaming all of the defensive woes on Boone?

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