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Old 12-11-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MISoxfan View Post
You thought a player who hit .250/.381/.521 over a decade in the NL, would switch leagues and become the worst hitter of all time?
I wouldn't put it in those extreme terms, but I didn't believe his National League numbers reflected that he was a good hitter, certainly not a hitter who would be good in the Whtie Sox lineup. I didn't expect him to be a sub-.200 hitter (and, indeed, he did manage to hit .204 for the Sox in 2012) in the American League, but I expected offensive futility.

Really, though, I don't scout players by numbers. I belived that unless he changed his approach, he was going to be vulnerable to American League pitchers who had thorough scouting reports on how to get him out.

That was my opinion at the time of the signing. I believe I made my opinion clear. And this offseason, once again, I hope hie is changing his approach to hitting.
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