Team leader in RBI?
None other than The Producer (BLH)
way to completely misread my post. He was talking about LaHair having the lead in RBI's. The only reason that is, is because he got into a lucky situation where he had 3 men on and was able to hit a homerun. But if it came up to a man on 3rd in the 9th down by one and my choice was LaHair or Castro, I would pick Castro every single time. It doesn't mean his RBI's don't count. Counting stats don't mean nearly as much as rate stats either
"Get over it already, LaHair is proving you wrong."
No he isn't. These are the exact same things I heard about Barney last year and I heard about Hoffpauir before. Yes his numbers are good at the moment, great. But when evaluating my team I don't look just at the moment, I look for next month, next half, next year as well. His numbers are not sustainable or even remotely close to sustainable and I have actual factual evidence to support my claim.
You would think after I proved you wrong about Barney last year that you would realize that I actually know what I'm talking about
What did Barney do last year? Do I have to dig up the posts at the end of the year when you were like year Jerm you were right, he is just a utility player?
"You proved that a rookie was slow to make adjustments in his rookie year."
He was bad after April, there was no slow to make adjustment, there was no adjustment period.
"how is Barney doing this year? "
And again I ask, how was he doing at this time last year?
"You don't think that played a part in him not being able to leg out a season? "
You act like his stats dropped off in August or September, they dropped off after April. If he got tired after April then he doesn't deserve to be on a professional team.
Mather came into the game batting over .400 against right handed pitchers. And he was probably the best hitter the Cubs had in Spring Training. Sometimes a player can actually learn to be a better hitter the longer they play the game. And this just may be Mather's time to have a great year.
Its a rebuilding year. And Stewart has been really struggling at the plate. So I'd play Mather everyday at 3rd to see what happens. The Cubs need another quality right handed bat in the line up.
Yet Barney is here, and playing a decent 2B and swinging a good bat... Among the best on the team right now... He is still hitting for extra bases, so why can't we lay to rest arguing AGAINST him until he reciprocates his FAILURE from last year....
He's not going to be worse than an average 2B this year... Right now there's only a couple (3) other 2B with 19 hits in 16 games... He's doing his job for the 2012 Chicago Cubs, enjoy it...
I don't wish failure and I will be the first person to admit I was wrong when I am fully proven wrong(40 PA doesn't prove anything). Castro is a player I was completely wrong about and I happily admit it. But I go by what I see and what the facts tell me and don't let bias get in the way when making attempting to make an accurate prediction on what I think is going to happen.
And enough with the rookie thing, there is a major difference between a 22 year old rookie and a 25 year old rookie
yes and the same things were said last April about him to and look what happened.
"so why can't we lay to rest arguing AGAINST him until he reciprocates his FAILURE from last year"
Because history is often the best indicator of what is going to happen in the future. I have no problem with him playing right now. Play the hot hand, fine. But sorry if I am not writing him into my July lineup. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.