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Well, you all know Jeff, Matthew and I all think that fielding is the most underrated aspect of baseball today. But why take our word for it? Let's talk about the importance of good glovework with a friend of mine.

This is Stephen Strasburg. He's pretty awesome, I hear.


Do people really call you that?


I'll be sure to refer to you as such in the future. So, you're a pretty damn good pitcher. How important do you think fielding is when you're on the hill?


Really? Have you never appreciated anything one of your defenders has done?


Don't you think guys who get less strikeouts might find a good defence behind them useful? Carlos Silva, for example, struck out 7.4% of the batters he faced in 2007.


No. Seven-point-four.


Uh-oh. What's wrong?




It's a strikeout bonanza!


Talking about the Mariners pitching staff. Hey, since you don't seem to mind what your fielders do behind you, how about coming to Seattle? You'd look awesome in teal! And I think we have #37 free too.


Stephen? Still there? I was asking if you wanted to play for the Mariners.


There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Stephen 'Awesome' Strasburg doesn't care about his defence.

But I think he probably would if his K% ever dropped below like 80.