Half Massed wrote: XHendrix wrote:
noseeum wrote:I didn't understand why no one gave him a chance. He can still run, play good defense, and his OBP will easily be over .325. His BA might only be .260 or so with not much power, but he has a great eye.
Plenty of teams have players that are worse than him.
cuz he's 48, u think his body can even handle 25 games?
He's been playing independent leagues for a few years after he left the majors. Shorter seasons, but still a decent chunk. I think he could hold up, especially if he didn't start every day.
Got to watch him in Newark just a few years ago. He's in great shape, a lot like Julio Franco. Rickey's always prided himself on not lifting weights, but instead using his body weight as resistence to maintain his strength.
I don't know what this "it's been 5 years" talk is about, he's only been out of the majors for 3 and a half years... the Dodgers signed him late in the 2003 season.
As stated, Rickey can still get on base at a rate probably better than half of current MLB leadoff hitters and he can still wreak ravoc once he gets on. I'd love to see him come back and get his 300th homer, he only needs 3 more.