Re: Reds purchase the contract of Phipps
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
I think you're wrong about Phipps. I don't know what "absolute tool shed" means, but he most definitely has tools.
He may not be an All-Star caliber player, but I think he's got the ability to be a major league regular, easily a 4th OF type if not, given his all around game.
This is a guy with a different development path than we're used to seeing, that's all.
What path? A path where a guy's production can be sustained solely through an otherworldly BABIP despite mediocre peripherals? Or one where a massive BABIP is a leading indicator of a guy ready to take a sustainable leap built on improved fundamentals. What do you see happening with his walk rate, strikeout rate, etc. next year?
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.