Originally Posted by Lillian
I knew that my post would get this kind of response, as it did when I first brought it up.
Will you stop feeling so bad for yourself? If anybody
had suggested we replace Pierre with De Aza, it'd get that kind of reaction.
De Aza is a career minor leaguer for a reason.
Since May, Juan's OBP is over .340. OK, he doesn't do a lot of things well, but he's been able to get on base fairly often and he is more the prototypical lead-off hitter that Ozzie loves. Maybe De Aza would put up nicer numbers, but I don't know if he's a better fit for this team.
I wouldn't mind him coming up and replacing Andruw Jones. Would be nice to have a backup OF that could play all 3 positions well.