Baseball is a team sport. As the old cliché goes, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Any weakness on a team can, and usually does, hurt the entire team in some way. We know that a team with great pitching but no hitting is going to struggle. Or a team with that is weak defensively is going to lose more games than perhaps they should. Errors lead to base runners, which leads to more opportunities for the opposing team to score runs. That being said, there are clearly some positions on a baseball team are more important than others.
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