mbuser wrote:i understand the drays released him because he has no ability at all in the OF and with jonny gomes hitting, there just isn't a need for him on their roster. also factor in that he has the most hollow batting average of pretty much any ball player in the game
Yesterday on the Felipe Alou pre-game on the radio (thanks XM), Alou alluded to his defensive deficiencies, but thought they could help him there. He also mentioned that SF knew he had had issues in Detroit as well, and that with the Latin players on the team and him being a Latin manager, they felt this was a good place for him.
However, as Lou does not seem to be able to stand mental mistakes, I can see this as being more the reason that the Rays released him - not to spite Lou.
I'm still curious as to what the role will be for him and how this will affect Ellison.