The guy had one great half and people are ranking him right behind Nomar and Young. He was struggling so bad at one point before the all star break last year that the Phillies took him out of the leadoff spot. Half a season doesn't make a player and you should know this.
He didn't have one great half, he was great the whole year except for 1 month, and was never taken out of the leadoff slot. He started the year hitting 8th, and in sometime late April, early May took the leadoff spot. He was the leadoff hitter the rest of the year. April was his only bad month, he hit .183 that month. Every other month he hit .280 or higher.
As far as god is concerned, if he starts using an energy consuming kind of blower or electric blanket, I’ll kick his ass too.
- Brad Rifkin, January 18th, 2001