Man, what a <moron Talk about hiding your talent under a bucket.Do you really want him to be continue to be a 200K/yr. hitter?------------------------------------------
If you got it flaunt it, I say.No way I want him to continue on the 200k pace. In 76 Geronimo had 95 k's to tie for the team lead in strikeouts. It would be nice to get back to the well rounded style of play that was once the hallmark of the Reds. I'm thinken hitting the ball with the bat would be a big step in that direction.
lacking the ability to rationalize when to do it both from a personal standpoint and a team perspective.
See, i have always felt like this was a coaches decision to make. Of course these are big league players but in Little League we were not allowed to bunt unless the coach told us too. I would think 99% of the managers out there would rather make the call before the batter gets in the box instead of having the batter make the call.
Besides some jocks are not that bright, lol. (Mike Leake anyone?)
I'm sure there are stats out there for what happens when he puts the bat on the ball
.343 BA in 2011 on balls put in play. (i think thats the right average, going from memory)