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Timosha wrote:Yes he is for real. No offense to anybody who disagrees, but I would not pay much attention to the negative outlook going around. Where are all the people who said he was done a few weeks ago?
His so-called "streaks" happen to most guys who come up: Pitchers adjusted to him and he has now adjusted back, which is exactly what good hitters do. What is a "streak" anyway. Let's stick to stats and facts, not fuzzy words.
...also he didn't play very much this last month.
Look at his AAA stats if you want to know if he's for real. It was not his bat that kept him down there for so long as has been pointed out by many commentators--it was the fact that he could not and still cannot really play defense. He is a DH hitter, which is usually reserved for proven hitters, thus his long tenure in AAA.
Disclaimer: I am not a Cust owner.
kbarre wrote:No offense to the A's group on here, but the Oakland offense is poor. It's lackluster at best. Chavez always heats up post ASB, but they lack on proven stud offensively.
Enter Cust...he's basically Nick Swisher with more pop (less defensive skills). We all know Swisher will drop to around .260 before long, and Swish is also prone to slumps that last a week at a time. So what if Cust can't play defense? Piazza is no spring chicken, and I'm not convinced Cust's numbers wouldn't dwarf Piazza's anyway over the course of the 2nd half.
Why bench him? Dude just goes out and gets 9 RBI's in the last three games and helps bash the brains out of the Yankees. I picked him up during his first hot streak, dropped him at the first sign of derailment, and now have just picked him up again...he'll stay on my roster. The second he hits a HR, he'll go into my lineup for at least 3 days.
Disclaimer: I have Cust, and am 109-61 in a highly competitive12 team Yahoo H2H league. I'm no genius, but the guy is sitting in my starting lineup right now....
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