1. Owens was 26. He stole 32 bases in 93 games last year. He could have easily been 40-50 SB this season.
So? That's a tiny drop into the ocean against his .636 OPS
3. Swisher is a power bat. Not to say he wont help a lot, but the middle of our order is already clogged up with Konerko, Dye, Thome, Crede, Pierzynski and now Quentin. These guys, much like Swisher all bring mostly one element to the game-- power. We have that already in our lineup. What we dont have is speed. Now, our best base stealer is 34 year old Orlando Cabrera, who cant move like he used to.
Dusty is that you? I thought you managed the Reds now? We can't have people clogging the bases can we?
05worldserieschamps wrote:4. Owens can help bring more of the "small ball" approach. Which won a World Series in 2005.
Swisher could bunt his career away too if you asked him to.
05worldserieschamps wrote:5. Nick Swisher--just what we need. Another .265 hitter and below.
Yes he is what you need. Would you rather have Darin Erstad or Delmon Young? Erstad used to be a punter in college you know. And Delmon has a rocket of an arm.