Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Tim Kawakami is an idiot

No wonder people don't trust newspaper reporters, when they put out garbage stories and blog posts like this one. The San Jose Mercury-News' Tim Kawakami -- who's been on the Barry Bonds Hate Train for years -- argues that Fred Lewis is a better player than Barry Bonds would be this year because Lewis had better numbers in April than Bonds had in September.

What a damn idiot. Fred Lewis seems like a decent enough fourth outfielder but would he have a realistic shot of starting for any team other than the Giants? He's got an OBP of .398, 3 HRs and 8 RBIs in 104 ABs. That's marginally acceptable on a team but the Giants.

In case you're wondering, Fred didn't even start tonight during the 12-6 debacle in Pittsburgh against the immortal Zach Duke, who happens be a lefty. Dan Ortmeier started in left and went 2-for-4. So it's not as Bruce Bochy's been blown away by Fred's offensive prowess.

Fortunately, the folks at Fire Joe Morgan -- "where bad sports journalism comes to die" -- take the time to dissect what an idiot Kawakami is.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

.398 OBP for a lead off hitter is very respectable. While Lewis is not a power guy he is a been good this spring. I check and there are only two outfielders who get on base more than Lewis. One is Fukodome and the other is Pat Burrell. I don't think either one of those guys is a 4th outfielder

9:14 AM  
Blogger Big D said...

The .398 OBP is somewhat illusory, given that he sits against lefties.

9:34 AM  

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