duda's had more than a full season...he is pretty bad
kirk is really a fourth of and thats what scouts have said about him for the past 3 years
how bout this - find one scouting report on any one of our ofers that suggest they are more than a dh or 4th of and i will reconisder
"The last time the OF was this bad was 1999. "
Actually the last time the outfield was this bad was last year.
"duda's had more than a full season...he is pretty bad"
He has had one good season one bad season so to use the fact that he has had more than one season and then just focus on his production from the bad season is not fair to him.
Oh c'mon you are spoiling my fun...
BTW, this OF should be better than last year. No Bay, no Torres, and did I mention no Bay?
yeah but no hairston too....
hairston is certainly overrated by many but hed still be the best of on this team
"h.h e can't adjust to what pitchers do to get him out after theyve seen him"
that is the quintessential definition of sophomore slump
you guys wanna go wild over the idea of what duda can do, go ahead
i will stick w/ the position that he is arguably the worst full time of in baseball...at the end of the season, i hve a feeling my assessment will be closer to the truth
and for the record, im a pretty optimistic poster...but i have zero faith in this of as currently constructed
oh don't get me wrong, im happy to be rid of bay
i also don't think hairston was worth what he got and im ok walking away from him
truthfully, not signing bourn may prove to have been the right decision... but THIS years of is going to be horrible
maybe we make a deadline move for an OF just to start building towards the future....maybe we sign a guy like choo next offseason... the rest of the teams core is mostly in place at this point (though i think flores is our future at 2b over murphy)....but in the short term, our OF may be the only thing that keeps us from competing
So you mean that a 4th outfielder in the Majors is putrid? Using putrid I would conjure up a vision of 3 outfielders that are punch-less sub .200 hitters who can't field either. And I don't think that that will be the case this year. Maybe the outfielders we use will be sub par as a full time player. But as platoon players the combination can be more than adequate over the course of the season. Not planed to be but out of necessity it can work
If it doesn't work it doesn't work but at this time what choice do we as fans have but to root for it to be at least adequate.
"He can't adjust to what pitchers do to get him out after theyve seen him"
What makes you say that, in 2011 he hit .229 with no HRs before the All star break, and .322 with 10 HRs after the All star break.
"truthfully, not signing bourn may prove to have been the right decision... but THIS years of is going to be horrible"
There you go. That is more realistic. You changed from Putrid to just Horrible in a short time frame.
Nieuwenhuis, Duda, Baxter, Cowgill, Den Dekker, Brown
Do six 4th outfielders = 3 starting outfielders?
You've heard of "bullpen by commitee...." how about an "outfield by committee?"