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White City
04-11-2009, 08:11 PM
If that's all motivation after getting dumped by us, then good for him. Wish he could have found some motivation last year.

Still, plugging his numbers into the DeWayne/BA spot doesn't look that bad, even though he clearly was a corner outfielder/1B.

october23sp
04-11-2009, 08:14 PM
First week of season, just as TCQ is heating up, Swish will cool down.

Tragg
04-11-2009, 08:24 PM
You don't need these numbers to realize that Swisher's going to outproduce Wise or Anderson - he did so by far in his dismal 2008. And plays a better CF than Wise.

Marqhead
04-11-2009, 09:16 PM
I wont be surprised if Swisher's production resembles what it did in Oakland. He had an off year last year. I think he eventually would have had success here, it just didn't work out last season.

oeo
04-11-2009, 09:25 PM
Swisher was good for us about the first three weeks of the season. What he's doing now doesn't mean anything. I mean, I don't think he's bad, but all he's done is just have an unreal few games.

hi im skot
04-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Swisher was good for us about the first three weeks of the season. What he's doing now doesn't mean anything. I mean, I don't think he's bad, but all he's done is just have an unreal few games.

C'mon oeo, I'm not a Swisher fan by any means but he had at least a solid couple months (without looking it up, I remember June and July being especially good for him).

Konerko05
04-11-2009, 11:27 PM
C'mon oeo, I'm not a Swisher fan by any means but he had at least a solid couple months (without looking it up, I remember June and July being especially good for him).

June: .315/.402/.630

Konerko05
04-11-2009, 11:40 PM
June: .315/.402/.630

I probably should have posted his other months to show how bad he was outside of June.

April: .223/.378/.340
May: .176/.272/.275
July: .193/.327/.349
Aug: .224/.337/.539
Sep: .164/.235/.311

August was a pretty decent month despite his .224 BA.

Domeshot17
04-11-2009, 11:43 PM
Good for Swish, Im really pulling for him to have a great year. I know I shouldn't because unless Betemit turns back into the stud prospect he once was, we lose the Swisher trade big time (twice), but Nick seemed like a great guy. He was great with the fans, his charitable work, I hope he has a Hall of Fame Career.

He kind of got it bad when he got here. He came to a new team, was told to play out of position, bat out of position, and had a manager who either loves you or hates you.

Sox
04-12-2009, 12:05 AM
Good for Swish, Im really pulling for him to have a great year. I know I shouldn't because unless Betemit turns back into the stud prospect he once was, we lose the Swisher trade big time (twice), but Nick seemed like a great guy. He was great with the fans, his charitable work, I hope he has a Hall of Fame Career.

He kind of got it bad when he got here. He came to a new team, was told to play out of position, bat out of position, and had a manager who either loves you or hates you.

If that's the case that is too bad.

Frater Perdurabo
04-12-2009, 07:04 AM
It would be nice to have Ryan Sweeney. Sigh.

Illini Stripes
04-12-2009, 07:54 AM
Swish has a weak arm in the outfield. His best spot is 1B.

Konerko05
04-12-2009, 11:41 AM
Swish has a weak arm in the outfield. His best spot is 1B.

Left field.

SBSoxFan
04-12-2009, 10:25 PM
I probably should have posted his other months to show how bad he was outside of June.

April: .223/.378/.340
May: .176/.272/.275
July: .193/.327/.349
Aug: .224/.337/.539
Sep: .164/.235/.311

August was a pretty decent month despite his .224 BA.

Is the second number on base percentage? If so, I'd say that's pretty good considering he was leading off (In fact, the 340's not bad either).

He did exactly what you want your lead off batter to do --- get on base. And I do believe the change in approach negatively affected him for the rest of the year.

EndemicSox
04-13-2009, 10:45 AM
The .381 OBP he had in Oakland would be solid for a lead-off man, the .330 he had with the Sox was not. The guy was bad last season, hence the quote from the Sox brass saying they would have taken a bag of balls him. If he has re-gained his power stroke and is taking his Flintstones vitamins once again, more power to him and the Yanks, but he sucked for the Sox.

RockyMtnSoxFan
04-13-2009, 11:12 AM
He is no longer under Greg Walker's sphere of influence.

Jim Shorts
04-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Have the spot lights even been turned on in NY yet?

Give Swish time. That can't be a comfortable club house and the media will get harder for him.

My guess is produces closer to '08 numbers than his '06/'07 numbers.

That, or Nick learned a lot about himself and a lot about the media last year and he turns it around. I'd bet against that though.

MarkZ35
04-13-2009, 01:16 PM
He is no longer under Greg Walker's sphere of influence.
That is a very good point. I haven't heard much emphasis put on his coaching staff here. Only that he sucked but what did Walker do to help him?