When did I take a cheap jab at Heyward? And I think both players are/were highly scrutinized.
Now they've lost Bryce Harper for 2 months. Pitching will have to carry them if they're to get into division race.
He's always going to be judged on his numbers against his contract. That's just reality.
If all the pitchers remain 1-healthy and 2-great, yes, there's enough depth there to be in position to trade somebody. .. 2-He was always flawed and, while he's a REALLY good guy, sometimes he was a little stubborn in terms of taking advice on how to get better.
I have no problem with Fredi or Roger McDowell, as much as that probably irritates some on this chat.
Oooh... Really tough question. Love both players. Most would side with Simmons only because of position he plays and his defense.
Honestly, no, They need to prove they can produce runs when the other team's pitching is comparable to theirs, which is often the case in the postseason.
Speed, power, arm, defense ... ceiling extremely high. Problem, as we know, has been health and consistency. I've always felt media/fans have jumped off his bandwagon too quickly. But whether he ever meets expectations, no idea.
Career .219 hitter in leadoff. But has potential
Italian. But almost anything. Thanks for asking.
Personally see Bethancourt but Gattis has done better in a full-time role than I anticipated. As we know, sometimes this is dictated by economics though.
Wrote that earlier in the chat. One demerit for you for being late. Go get me a coffee.
Online anonymity..... Actually, second-guessing is a long-time sports tradition. I have no problem with it. Sports should stir debate.
Just saying he's come through in some clutch moments. So it's not like he's been devoid of any value to this point of season.
For his sake, I hope not.
No. But what did P.T. Barnum say?
Screw WAR. But yes, Braves need a leadoff hitter at some point. He was great last year but I still don't view him as ideal there. No secret this has been a need for a while. Pena could do it if he gets into starting lineup.
Oh, Hawks. Slam dunk. Pun totally intended.