Originally Posted by alexad
68 steals last year. 68 steals. 68 steals. We need someone to get on base and steal bases. Your lead off hitter is suppose to get on base and steal bases. His on base percentage may not be awesome, but come on, we have cried about not having a player with speed to play center field and lead off. Who else is there to get this job done that is still out there? THe days of an Eric Davis being out in centerfield to hit homeruns, steal bases and run like the wind are over.
This man can steal bases and that is what I like in a lead off hitter. He is better in the field than Patton.
Stolen bases are overrated. Many times, these "speedy" players actually run their team out of an inning when trying to "make something happen." See Coleman, Vince.
The good teams get players on base, and they get A LOT of them on base. I am amazed that this is not more widely understood at this point.
Who the heck is Patton?