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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.

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Do people really call you that?

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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?

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

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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.

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No. Seven-point-four.

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Uh-oh. What's wrong?

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OK.

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It's a strikeout bonanza!

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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.

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

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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.