Mberg121 wrote:jnormy wrote:Mberg121 wrote:Burrell sits because he stinks and dellucci, who is hitting well over .300 will get a lot of starts vs righties.
Wow, has the steroids era skewed the power numbers SO much that 20 HRs and 65 RBI in 295 ABs "stinks"? Granted, he's not the most complete player in baseball, but plenty of teams would be happy to have that kind of production in one of their OF spots. (And it's not like Abreu's been helping him out much hitting ahead of him either.)
As for Dellucci, don't let the .300 average fool you. He's a lifetime .263 hitter over 10 major league seasons (a much larger sample size than his 124 ABs this year). And that includes .251, .254, and .247 the last 3 years against righties. If anything, that would indicate to me that the guy is due to come back down to earth anytime now.
I only hope Burrell gets traded to an organization that, unlike the Fillies, knows what the heck they're doing...
Dude, do you watch burrell play everyday? As someone who has to suffer through it, the guy stinks. He may be the worst player in history with runners on base or more particularly in scoring position with 2 outs, and he has more holes in his swing than swiss cheese. Not to mention he is awful in the outfield and painfully slow on the bases....barry bonds slow.
As for dellucci, I agree he is due for a big letdown, but hey the guy is hot right now and burrell is about as cold as anyone can possibly get, so why NOT bench him against righties?
Don't attack me by trying to rattle off statistics and claim that those mean he doesn't stink. Right now, the guy flat out stinks. Those numbers are about as hollow as can be. He'll strikeout when the game is on the line, but come up in a blowout and hit a meaningless homer. Anyone can say that he's hit 20 hrs, but what has that meant to the team? 46-53.
Dude, that was hardly an attack on you, unless you're a Phillies coach or front office guy in disguise. I'm just saying that "stinks" seems like too strong a word for someone with those numbers, hollow or no. No, I don't watch him play every day, but I watch his boxscores every day 'cause that's all that matters in a fantasy league. I didn't keep him for his defense or his speed, nor do I care if he strikes out when the game's on the line if he gets me a homer and a few RBI in the first 8 innings. Hollow or no, Burrell produces power numbers when he plays regularly.
As for being the worst in history, in 2005 he hit .295 with 10 HRs and 48 RBI in 88 ABs with RISP. In 2004, it was .317 with 2 HRs and 27 RBI in 60 ABs. Not too shabby. Sure he's having a rough go of it right now, but give the guy a break. He's proven over his career that he's got pop. Again, maybe he's not the greatest player around, but IMO words like "stink" and "worst in history" are just too harsh.
I realize you're suffering through it as a Phillies fan, and you have my sympathies. (And I do apologize for the "Fillies" comment; it was directed at the team and not an attack on you, but rude and unnecessary nonetheless. Sorry!) All I know is that, purely from a fantasy standpoint, I sincerely hope some other team takes Burrell off the Phils' hands by the trading deadline so he can go back to playing regularly, blasting HRs, and driving in runs.