"Are you on drugs?lol He is a CAREER 247 hitter. In 2010 he hit 210.lol Try to justify it any way you want but 247 is 247! "
Im not talking about AVG alone,
2004 339 ABS .248 13 HRS 15 2B2008 326 ABS .248 17 HRS 18 2B2009 430 ABS .265 17 HRS 27 2B2012 377 ABS .263 20 HRS 25 2B
When he has gotten over 300 ABS he has put up similar numbers .255ish with 17 HRS and 21 doubles.
There is a major difference between getting 300 to 400 ABS in the sgtarting lineup and getting 100 as a pinch hitter
Better way of looking at it
2004 3.36 ABS per start2008 2.92 ABS per start2009 4.14 ABS per star2012 2.82 ABs per sart
This is with regular play 1472 ABS over 533 games over 4 years
the rest of his career, 2.3 ABS per game over 314 games over 5 years
When he gets regular playing time instead of spot starts and coming off the bench his numbers are very similar.
Mets need to stop addressing area of weakness with hope. I am sure SA is thinking this could be a border line AS caliber OF on the cheap..A guy who has the personality and ability to play in NY. Well at least on the other NY team where he was on a lineup that is among the deepest you'll ever see. These guys use PEDS for a reason. Its because without them they are not very good. You don't know if Melky will have a solid year, if his performance will fall off drastically, if he will struggle to stay on the field because preparing for sports with and without PED are not the same. Or maybe he simply finds another PED that is not being detected yet and has the best year of his pro career. Or maybe he gets caught again and is out most of the year..
Again you just don't know..If he comes cheap there is a reason for it. It is because you don't know what he is going to give you and I am sure some clubs rather just stay away from a player coming off a drug suspension. I rather see the Mets spend the money on a guy with a better track record.
"Mets need to stop addressing area of weakness with hope."
That right there says it all. It's ok to be hopeful, but you can't rely COMPLETELY on hope. You NEED to sign talent...you NEED to spend SOME money....