Let’s just take a breath, gentlemen and gentlewomen…
Mr. Heyward IS in his second season, commonly refered to as the “sophmore slump”. Something I think has been overlooked greatly due to the “repeat performance” of him hitting a homerun in his first at bat of the season.
As a rookie, they don’t know what to expect, so what you do is less scrutinized to expectation. As a sophmore, they have an expectation based on JUST the previous year…
KLAW, Fredi Gonzales admitted the other day that he had no idea of the OBP of Schafer, Mclouth and Heyward and that he “thought” Schafer’s was highest. How can a GM let something like this pass in a day and age when EVERY team employs people to apply advanced statistical analysis?
Well, the GM is obviously fine with this. I wouldn’t be if I were an Atlanta fan, but the way that lineup is set and the way the roster is used implies that Wren is completely OK with Fredi’s (mis)management.
lol, sorry if it’s cruel to laugh, but DOB just tweeted that McLouth frigged up his abdominal on that throw to the cut off man last night. On that throw, I said out loud, “wow, he actually threw that ball with a little zing…”
Shaking my head. Oh, Braves. Braves, braves, braves.
Steve, yes, absolutely. This group cares a lot about winning, and their organization is (potentially) letting them down.
Of course some of it can’t be helped. The Phillies are an absolute juggernaut, and the odds of catching them even if we got Pence and they got squat were not great, in my opinion. But if it goes the other way, my goodness, what a bust.
And it would leave the Phillies in great shape to be very, very good next year as well. Blink twice and half our window will be gone.