Sunday, November 8, 2009


In Gomez' last season in AAA (2007) he had a .363 OBP. He he can reach that level in the Majors, this will wind up being a great trade for the Brewers.

I'm happy that the Brewers are not going to immediately put Gomez in the leadoff spot. There would be a temptation to do so just because of his speed. I wonder whose decision that was though. It should be Macha's, but I don't think is was. Back to my first point about Gomez OBP, I think about .350 or so would be the threshold for moving him up to the leadoff spot and batting Weeks second. I wonder if Gomez will bat 9th with the pitch 8th. He would seem to be the perfect guy to do that with.

Someone (Hartzgung) in a JSOnline comment compared J.J. Hardy to Khalil Greene

.254 BA, .291 OBP, .468 SLG, 27 HR, 97 RBI, $2.25 MM
.213 BA, .260 OBP, .339 SLG, 10 HR, 35 RBI, $4.5 MM
.200 BA, .272 OBP, .347 SLG, 6 HR, 24 RBI, $6.5 MM

.277 BA, .323 OBP, .463 SLG, 26 HR, 80 RBI, $400K
.283 BA, .343 OBP, .478 SLG, 24 HR, 74 RBI, $2.65 MM
.229 BA, .302 OBP, .357 SLG, 11 HR, 47 RBI, $4.65 MM

It's an excellent comparison which I think extends beyond just the statistics. I'm not saying that J.J. Hardy is going to have the same type of emotional problems that Greene had. I'm just saying that their personalities and demeanors are not all that dissimilar.

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