I’ll keep this plain and simple.
I don’t like Matt Holliday.
Baseball is a game of giving 100 percent effort at every moment of the game between the first pitch and the final out. You don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to be the most amazing player in the world. If you show that you’re trying, show that you’re battling to play and help your team win, you’re an appreciated ballplayer.
Matt Holliday isn’t one of those players. He’s good when he wants to be and just a Plain Jane in Cardinals lineup the rest of the time. He displays no desire to play baseball. From my vantage point he looks like some guy who’s trying to find the quickest way to have his three-hour, nine-inning work day done as quickly as possible. That’s not a model employee, that’s certainly not a baseball hero; that’s a waste of time and money.
He doesn’t hustle in the outfield anymore. He won’t do whatever it takes to quickly retrieve a ball and get it in to hold the runners. He won’t even dive and turn a simple base hit into an out.
...I don’t need hear anything about numbers either. He puts those numbers up to look good and then just slacks off — thus proving my point that Holliday is good when he wants to be.
...You’re certainly not playing for the fans, you’re just there to do a half-donkey job in the game most of us can only dream of playing.
Bring on Adron Chambers and put him in the outfield. He’s got the speed, shows the effort and works hard.
Posted: October 02, 2012 at 01:03 PM | 34 comment(s)
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