In part two of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Mark Reynolds… the fightin' judge dread*!
* Reynolds' is often referred to as the Sheriff (of Swatingham) and, in Scotland, sheriffs are actually judges. Dread is also what many feel when they see Reynolds out in the field, or at the plate in a situation where you just need a ball put in play. I spent longer on this part than on the post itself.
"Mark Reynolds did not have a particularly good 2011. Though he hit pretty well, his atrocious defense at third-base ate into his value enough that he ended up being only barely above replacement level. With a dearth of good options coming into this season though, Reynolds was sent right back out to the hot corner. 6 errors in 15 games quickly put that effort to an end; especially since he wasn't making up for his lead glove with his bat (just .143/.260/.206 in April, as he K'ed a ton and hit for no power)."