LA Detective wrote:I cant see Markakis as a bad base runner..To me he seems like he always gets to the base he is suppose to, scores when he should and doesnt make mistakes. I thought he was well above average..Opinions who see the games live??
Re: all these reports, i am curious as to how they rate from August on...Markakis missed some time but when he and McClouth and Machado were in the line-up I didnt think our speed was horrible ..
It's not about speed it's about taking the extra base, going from 1st - 3rd on a single, smart base running decisions, etc.
I can think of two instances off the top of my head when Markakis broke for home and me and my father both yelled "WHAT ARE YOU DOING" and he was then tagged out at home against the Yankees.