Sunday, June 24, 2007

Two Sides To Every Story

It's not always about us.

(Of course, had Cordero not thrown a dickhigh fastball, this wouldn't have seen the light of day... but life has a funny way of working)

7 Comments:

  • I hate to sound like a Cordero apologist here (ok, not really :), but that was just about knee-high and it was just outside. Not a lot of movement on it, but it took an amazing swing to put it over the fence. -cass

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/24/2007 10:29 AM  

  • Yeah, the location on it wasn't terrible. Not every crushed pitch is a bad pitch!

    Shows ya how much power can change the game sometimes. It'd sure be nice to have an actual power hitter on this team.

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 6/24/2007 10:32 AM  

  • response to another post comment, but figured it'd get seen here. why do so many people want the Nats to sign AndrUw Jones? is the guy hitting .199 and not willing to change his ways really the answer in CF? is he enough of a defensive asset to make up for that? i mean, Nook's hitting .202 (and i don't want him in the lineup), why pay millions for Jones?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/24/2007 11:41 AM  

  • While agreeing that Jones is overrated, declining defensively, and having a terrible season...

    If you're using batting average to compare players, you're looking at the wrong thing.

    Logan/Watson don't even belong in the same sentence as Jones because of the power he brings to the table (most seasons!).

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 6/24/2007 11:42 AM  

  • I think Andruw would be a great addition BECAUSE he's slumping which means he'll be CHEAPER which means any additional money we spend can be used on PITCHING. He has all the talent to be a huge steal Dmitri Young-style either in CF or maybe moved to LF.

    Maybe Guzman can teach him how to hit! ;)

    By Anonymous King, at 6/24/2007 1:44 PM  

  • Oh yeah and Chris you are right about Andruw's power. The guy is hitting in the .190s yet is slugging close to .400

    The free agent market has been foolish the past few years, but one thing it hasn't done is pay .190 hitters more than 4yr/$16 mil.

    By Anonymous King, at 6/24/2007 1:47 PM  

  • Yes, batting average is an overrated statistic. But it is very hard to be a productive player when you are making an out in over 80% of your official at-bats. Of course Andruw's OBP is under .300 as well.

    Any idea if he's hitting in excessively bad luck? He's striking out at a rate that would give him 30 more K/650 PA than last year. Maybe he needs to visit Guzman's eye doctor?

    By Anonymous Simon Oliver Lockwood, at 6/24/2007 8:05 PM  

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