Friday, March 26, 2010

Papi Stuff

David Ortiz had a bad start last year. He finished up pretty good, though. I looked at his numbers from June 11th on, and they translate to a season of 42 dongs, 126 RBI, and .264/.356/.549. That's an OBP one point higher than Jacoby Ellsbury's 2009 season. And a slugging pct. one point higher than Youk's. I'm not trying to make excuses for his season which was clearly crappy as a whole, but if you look at what he's done in the last few months of games (combined with what he's done his whole career), why would you think he's "finished," as Yankee-lover and guy-who-thinks- he's-dealing-with-Yankee-fans and guy-who-thinks-he knows-shit-about the-Red-Sox- or-their-fans Pete Abe does? (Along with many others who just assume this is David's final year and he's done and this is a farewell tour and he'll be on the bench after April.) They all could be right, we don't know. But anybody could fall off the face of the earth--why assume Ortiz will be that guy? This isn't Paul Zuvella here...

And I know you know he started bad/finished good, the point is, it's not like he's currently tailing off, he's on the rise, coming BACK from shittiness, not the other way around.

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