Re: Lugo, Drew...my thoughts...
- From: smacdo <fake@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 08:47:10 -0500
Mark Stahl wrote:
> ??? What numbers are these?
Trot's absolute best career year is just about as good as Drew's career average. Trot is experiencing a massive decline.
You need some better numbers.
Do I? Here are their 3 year averages before the 2006 season...(I wanted to exclude the 2006 season to even out the 'contract year' phenomenon...)
Drew - 353 AB, 20 HR, 57 RBI, .295/.413/.540
Trot - 333 AB, 16 HR, 59 RBI, .294/.376/.520
Now, in the same way we can't tell about Drew's health, we can't tell about Trot's either. So is there a really big difference between those numbers?
I am VERY concerned with how Drew will react in the Boston pressure cooker.
Why, in particular? Drew has never had particular problems with pressure before. He has fantastic numbers playing in Philly, for example, where he is reviled for holding out on them.
Drew played in LA and Atlanta lately, and didn't play very much for St. Louis. If you don't know why the Boston environment is tough to play in, especially when you are the free agent signing of the winter...then you just haven't been paying attention.
Ask Manny, Pedro, Nomar, Foulke and others what it is like.
That means he has a big target on his back with the fans, and even worse with the media. He won't get much rope before CHB et al start sharpening the knives.
That says much more about CHB than about Drew, though.
Well, in that it says that CHB makes things hard on Boston ball players, yes. Read around some about Drew...and then let me know how you think that type of attitude and personality are going to wash in the Boston media.