Re: 9/2/12 - Reds at Astros
Originally Posted by Brutus
Where's this proof you speak of? Just last year Cairo had a very respectable .742 OPS.
Ever think that a .188 BABIP might have something to do with his OPS this year? If it were anyone else, people would be screaming about how unlucky someone is with a .188 BABIP.
I don't consider that proof of anything. Guys that are still putting the ball in play regularly haven't "proven he's done."
I guess I think the opposite. He has a .188 BABIP because he doesn't make good contact anymore. Guy is 38 and has a career OPS of .675. He's not a good defender anymore and does whatever damage he does do against LHP. If we're going to throw a corner IF spot away for the day, I'd rather see a kid who swings from the left side against a RH starting pitcher.
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