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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Time has come for Dodgers to sit Yasiel Puig and play Andre Ethier

Now I know what many of you are going to say. You watch Ethier play this year? Looked at his numbers?

And, sure, he has career-lows going in almost every offensive category. But at least he has a history. He’s been through the playoff wars. He’s responded under pressure.

Puig .293/.381/.476 141 OPS+
Ethier .248/.319/.368 94 OPS+

oh but wait!

But the Dodgers just can’t keep waiting and hoping for Puig to get it going. He’s batting .151 (10 for 66) in his last 18 games.

Nevermind!  Sit him!  Welcome back Andre!


Thursday, September 04, 2014

Scott Boras thinks Cubs should call Kris Bryant up

“But if this is a performance-driven industry as it should be, Bryant deserves the callup, based on performance,” said Boras. “What’s best for the player, what’s best for the team in 2015? The goal here is trying to make the team the best it can be in 2015. And what can you do to ready him for that?”

From Boras’ point of view, he’s just trying to get his client to the ultimate stage for baseball players. And one does wonder if Bryant isn’t at least a bit irked he won’t get the call. He hit .325/.438/.661 with 34 doubles, 43 homers, 110 RBI and 15 steals this season across Double-A and Triple-A.

 

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: September 04, 2014 at 04:43 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, opinions are like, scott boras

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

McCann’s old hitting coach: ‘He’ll never be comfortable’ on Yankees

“New York is not Brian,” Pendleton said before the Braves fell to the Mets 4-3 in 11 innings. “That’s my opinion. I knew if he chose New York, there would be more than he expected or knew about. He’ll never be comfortable with that.”

TP is always making friends.  McCann hit .230/.300/.399 in ‘12 and is hitting .230/.289/.379 now.  He’s fat, has a lot of miles on him, and is on the wrong side of 30.  What did you expect.  Enjoy the part of the contract where he is still able to catch.

Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: July 08, 2014 at 07:29 PM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, brian mccann, opinions are like, yankees

 

 

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