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From: McDuck on 19 Jun 2010 00:11
that the RS should wait until mid-May be begin making a decision on
David Ortiz. Lots of people feared he was done after his spotty year
last year, including a dreadful start, and his terrible start this
Even after the fantastic May, I was not fully confident that Ortiz was
back. But the mini-slump in June, followed by the current resurgence,
convinces me that Ortiz has plenty left in the tank. Even those RS
fans most pessimistic about an Ortiz recovery must be pretty pleased
with what they are seeing.
In the second half of last season, Ortiz was a prime power hitter ---
HRs and RBIs, but his OBA was down, and he was striking out a lot and
looked overmatched in many situations. Every hitter is sometimes
overmatched. But this May and June, Ortiz seems to be hanging in very
nicely. Despite the poor start, his OPS is .922, which is exactly his
career average --- pretty good for a 35 yr old slugger. He is down
from his 2005-07 peak, although he is in that range for May and June
of this year.
I'm really impressed. And he is one of the keys to the RS winning
From: Ray OHara on 19 Jun 2010 00:28
"McDuck" <wallyDELETEMEMcDuck(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
> that the RS should wait until mid-May be begin making a decision on
> David Ortiz. Lots of people feared he was done after his spotty year
> last year, including a dreadful start, and his terrible start this
Yeah Papi has proved everybody wrong.
I don't recall anybody not being concerned about him
now its what to do with Mike.
I have nothing against keeping him bit he is clearly unhappy.
I think he'd find he'd be unhappy elswehere too.
I don't think he has everyday playing left in him except as a DH.