Originally Posted by Santo Alcala
I am just curious because I really felt like he looked fatigued in late May-early June and suspect he was tired after playing virtually an entire calendar year of baseball. I know it is not fashionable to break down a player's swing these days, but he holds his hands pretty high and the mechanics of his swing seem to require a great deal of strength to respond to pitch recognition and generate bat speed. Edwin ended up with a nice year offensively thanks to what he did in the second half. With so few right handed hitters in this lineup, he would seem to be a catalyst for the success of this offense.
I know Latin players often have a sense of duty or loyalty about participating in winter ball, but I really felt like Edwin would have been better served in 2007 if he had more of a break coming into the season. Does anyone know if he is taking the winter off this year?
Hmm, interesting observation. But I don't believe he is, at least I haven't heard anything on that front yet.