Originally Posted by TRF
Because OCab's .628 OPS is keeping the team afloat?
If he's not offering tremendous offense, and he is serving up horrendous defense, why play him?
Do you think he'll suddenly be 5 years younger and play good defense again? BTW, he's never actually been a good hitter. 2003, in Montreal, but mostly, meh. I can't for the life of me understand why you'd defend the guy.
I think his offense will improve. He has had some timely hits, so maybe his OPS isn't telling the entire story. He does have a .208 babip. He and Gomes are also 1/2 on the team in RBI. I know that RBI isn't a perfect stat and blah
blah blah, but you have to admit these guys are at least doing something out there to help the offense.