sabolives wrote:I wonder if this posted only due to the inane comment from the ESPN broadcasters on this topic from the Monday night broadcast.
I can honestly say "no". I ignore ESPN for the most part, and didn't watch any games last night.
I raised the issue because it's general knowledge that baseball players that break their wrist will
often have reduced power. While Matsui is hitting the ball well, I have natural concerns about
his power numbers coming off such an injury. I compared his 2B/HR numbers currently with his
career U.S. numbers and found them to be fairly close. If I saw a profound increase in doubles
and a drop off in HR, I'd be more concerned. I was merely curious what other people's opinions
were concerning Matsui.
KING OF QUEENS wrote:Has the "player to be named later" been named? Sheffield has been so hot lately that you should be able to get a better 2nd player paired up with Matsui then you would with Sheffield. Both these guys will have the numbers at season's end, so I would look at the whole deal.
It's a keeper league with a minors system so the second player could likely be a minor leaguer
like Longoria. It hasn't been fully discussed yet. Your observation is interesting though!