Originally Posted by Superdude
I know what you mean, but I don't think I saw Hopper get the ball out of the infield more than a few times last year. He's like the essence of not hitting the ball hard. I'm not saying he's a bad player, but wouldn't "scrappy" be a more fitting compliment?
Please, please, please....no more 'scrappy'....!! :LOL:
'Scrappy' is such a damning term yet there are values to that type of player! Admitedly, these guys aren't going to be HOFer's but they can help a ball club and can play important roles. Ed Armbrister, Billy Bates and others were 'scrappy'. There is no way that they will win you a pennant on their own but, with a base of solid players, these are the type of guys that can get you over the top.
The Reds problem right now is that they don't have that solid core of players where a 'scrappy' guy could make a difference.