Originally Posted by Ron Madden
I've always believed in Edwin.
He got off to a bad start in 2007, I think he put too much pressure on himself to pull out of his slump. It happens to the best of 'em.
Don't know for sure but EE might feel a little more confident with Jerry Narron out of the picture. Let's hope he gets a better break out of the gate in 2008.
Bottom line of my original post is that I am still extremely high on Eddie E too. As a for instance, I am not sure Votto is going to have a better career than Edwin when all is done. Maybe it's a reach, but he reminds me of Doggy. With his natural ability to recognize pitches, the fact that he bats right handed, AND his penchant for identifying fasballs in hitter counts (ie. rbi situations), he remains one of the most critical hitters on this team moving forward. Some seem to want to expend him in any and every deal that raises it's hand, but I consider him an extremely undervalued commodity across the league. I just hope that Krivsky never considers him a "throw in" in any deal moving forward. As several have noted in this thread, he is progressing nicely.