Re: More kind words from Dunn as he makes his return to Cincy
Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Cherry-picking stats and you know it.
Dunn's averaged what, 155+ games a season, so he's the LF position for the Reds' past.
Therefore, you need to consider all the personnel that's played in LF this year for the Reds, rather than just Gomes and Nix.
That being said, those who have played LF not named Gomes or Nix has put up some awesome numbers, wouldn't you say?
It's plenty fair to say the Reds haven't found a suitable replacement for Adam Dunn in LF, due to the fact the players not named Gomes or Nix that have played LF for the Reds in 2009.
It's not cherry-picking anything.
True or false. The combination of Gomes-Nix has produced an OPS of 825? Look it up. It's true. And it's a sample of well over 400 plate appearances.
That's above-average production at the position. That's not cherry-picking anything. If Jay Bruce had not been hurt, the Nix-Gomes combination would be doing just fine all to themselves in left. There's nothing selective about that statement.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda