Hey Guys, We Won
Friday, April 17, 2009
Getz 4, Fields 5, Q 7, Thome dh, Dye 9, PK 3, AJ 2, Ramirez 6, BA 8. Colon pitching.
A Few Random Thoughts
I read a few of the fan posts from yesterday and just wanted to remind everyone that we actually WON that game. We’ll lose our fair share over 162 games, so please, let’s save the “all is lost” criticisms until we lose one that we should have won, not when we win one that we could have lost. Games like last night lead to division titles in September.
Some other thoughts …
Where would we be without Josh Fields so far this April?
How about John Danks?
Anyone notice the game-winning run last night came as the result of two execution plays, both with runners in motion?
Let’s enjoy a dome victory when we get it …
A higher payroll doesn’t mean better players, just older (or with more service time), ergo younger (less service time) players generally mean a lower payroll
Payrolls do not determine World Series champions (in my opinion that’s pitching, defense and timely hitting no matter what the guy’s being paid)
While it is a small sample size, check out BA’s fielding stats. According to the Fielding Bible, his numbers are similar to other names tossed around as center fielders (and BA’s tend to be above MLB average for his position). If what you want from the position is defense and a pretty good outfield arm …
Just a few thoughts for a Friday afternoon.