Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
To be fair Red Heeler, Josh did that mainly against RHP, where as Jay had no platoon working for him
While it definately would have made sense to get Josh some AB's against lefties, it really didn't happen until the end of the season just before he got hurt.
Really its nice to have both.
Plate appearances would be the more accurate, but at-bats is more readily availabe. Josh had roughly 76% of his ABs against righties. Jay was at about 70%, so there is only a small difference there.
Don't get me wrong, I expect that Bruce will be the better player in the future. However, I do not expect him to significantly out produce Hamilton out of the gate in 2008. In that case, why not give both players a big chunk of opportunity next year?