I like how Sean Casey would come up and about every game our announcers would say "this guy is a .300 hitter with RISP".....then he bats 3rd most of the year and ends with like 57 RBI (without all the walks)
Mat Latos is nothing more than an overpaid Paul Wilson. Shoot, Wilson even started an opening day, didn't he? When's Latos done that?
It is frustrating watching Votto digress on defense and simply be without focus so often on the bases....mixed with .050 lower slugging....well it frustrates me also more than anytime in the past 5 years.
On his lower slug % some claimed that coming off the knee injury.....just more proof he shouldn't be playing every day and leading the league in plate appearances.
Wonderful Monds (09-02-2013)
I thought Sean Casey was the overpaid Sean Casey?
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
I honestly don't think it would be such a big deal if the media didn't turn this into some team MVP thing between Phillips and Votto. If Phillips played for the A's, we would never be comparing the two and trying to figure out which guy is better for the team. We'd probably talk about how someone else needs to step up and help Votto.
You are probably right though, we should just agree to disagree because your logic on value/worth of a baseball player is probably directly tied to RBI and well, yeah, I simply can't get behind that.
That Joey Votto guy is an award winning baseball player. Ya know, that award for overrated players known as the MVP award.