On every single Braves site I see people complaining about the defense of Brooks Conrad and how he shouldn't be on the team because he will cost the Braves so much on defense. They say look at the end of last year and the post season. I say nay.
People forget the only reason Brooks was playing in the field was because both Prado and Jones were hurt. This year we have one of the most consistent playing second basemen in the game at second and Prado is there to back up Jones. We will probably also have people who can play third such as Mather and Hicks or Lucas whoever makes it.
Brooks is going to be a Pinch Hitter, not a defensive replacement. He is the guy coming up to bat in the bottom of the ninth, not the guy who's getting 5-6 putout chances a game. People are acting like Brooks is going to be making an error a game, but in reality his defense isn't going to be that big of a deal this year, because he will hardly have a chance to mess it up.