Originally Posted by NeilHamburger
I know there were some hopeful of a return by Ryan around the All Star break. Looks like that isn't going to happen.
My guess is he doesn't play this year, but we'll see. Paul has been good out there, but left field is certainly a position I could see Walt improving.
I hate to say I told ya so, but.........
I had that surgery done back in 2009. I guess there are different levels of the injury, but based on what I went through, I didn't see him coming back until September. And when you consider it takes awhile for some guys to find their swing and get their hitting timing down, I didn't expect him to be much help anyway.
I'm hoping Walt can get a Bautista or someone else. And even if we get a bopper, I'd still like to see BP bat cleanup. He is getting it done, I hate to change anything while he's doing so well. I think he deserves to be rewarded with staying 4th in the order for how well he is doing. Definitely has been clutch. He's on pace for 150 rbi's right now, roughly.
I'd bat Bautista second if we obtained him. He has a high OBP.