I would like to talk about the second base position. Not necessarily who should be playing the position for the Yanks right now, but about the position in general.
Everyone says SS is the most important defensive position, and I agree, and that CF is probably the second most defensive position, and I also agree. But why do we (or at least I) ever hear about the importance of the second base position?
To me, a good second baseman needs to have the ability to pivot on the doubleplay, have a decent arm, though not as good as the shortstop and good range. In fact, I would think that a second baseman needs better range than the shortstop because usually the third baseman is a more athletic ballplayer than the first baseman.
So, what do people think is the importance of a second baseman?
Also, some suggest that Jeter should move to second base, but if Jeter's problem is that he has slow reaction time/little range, why would he be any better at second base than shortstop?