Amazing first half of 2002... power off the charts, great average, etc. Back down to earth in the second half. Power disappeared. He never walks and Ks a lot, which is why the Sox management is down on him. He's also whining, making management even angrier. He recently compared himself to Jeff Bagwell (who the Sox gave up on when he was in Triple-A). Shea's comparison went over like a lead balloon.
Still, he's tempting cause of what he showed in the first halff, but if there are other options, look there. I took Beltre off the free agent list cause I only had Koskie, and wanted a backup plan. Some think Beltre could have a big year.
"There are only two places in the league - first place and no place." - Tom Seaver