Comment by Mitchell — November 16, 2009 @ 10:32 pm
I have no idea what that means
Comment by lookatthosetwins — November 17, 2009 @ 12:33 am
Maybe the Twins should sign him….
Comment by Not David — November 17, 2009 @ 2:10 am
Wait a sec…Forrest earned many titles by his own acts. Hinske is more like the Joe Torre of baseball.
Comment by neuter_your_dogma — November 17, 2009 @ 8:28 am
Hey… any time you get to take the secrets from the Pirates clubhouse and infuse them into your clubhouse, you can’t pass it up!
I should advise if you sign hinske you might want to sign Chuck Knoblauch as his right handed caddy, plus it allows you to double the intangibles!
Comment by TheUnrepentantGunner — November 17, 2009 @ 8:58 am
Of course it’s sarcasm, you yutz.
Fact is, though, he’s still a solid utility role guy that can help a team win in a 4th OF / 3rd corner IF position. And he’s been efficient in all those positions, which frees up a roster spot (since he can serve as a reserve for all 4).
And he can be had for $800,000 – $1,000,000.
And in the past two years, he’s been +28.3 RAR in 656 PA.
So let’s not diss the guy for being a role player.
I thought Knoblauch was more renowned today for his mean left hook?
Comment by Timotheus — November 17, 2009 @ 12:16 pm
I could be reading more into that earlier article than was meant but Anderson’s whole point seemed to be that the Sox were performing poorly at the plate (which, by the way, is a story you can’t tell without mentioning their series BABIP at that point.)
Why even bring up Kazmir’s numbers against “the Sox” unless you believe in pitchers’ ability to “dominate” a “team”? Sorry for all of the quotes but team makeup changes so much from year to year that talking about the ’07 Red Sox and ’09 Red Sox as the same team doesn’t really make sense. What would make some sense is to point out how well the then current Red Sox had hit against Kazmir before that game – .295/.370/.485. Although even that discussion should be tempered by the low number of PA’s involved.
If R.J. was just trying to point out what the mainstream will be looking at for that game it seems like an odd way to end an article that had nothing to do with mainstream perceptions.