Skin Blues wrote:And you can't assume they wouldn't have gotten a hit. Sure, if there was an automatic out in Kozma's spot in the lineup then yes, they would have lost the Division Series. They probably would have lost in 3 games actually because it's hard to win any games with only 8 players. My point is that you can't attribute an entire win to one player. It'll be a great memory for him. Probably the only memory in his MLB career that he'll actually want to remember.
I didn't imagine needing to defend Kozma so much, but the guy hit .333 and slugged .569 playing a tough defensive position in the final 1.5 months of a tight playoff race. Why you think he has no future at all is beyond me. I don't think he's gonna be an All-Star next year or anything, but on a team that seems to be in the playoffs most years and bring home a title here and there, I think Kozma has plenty to look forward to in his career.
Goldy is King.