Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Stuck with Aaron Rowand

The Giants are stuck with the $12 million man. So, it was a joyous moment when Rowand his his 2nd homer of the year last night to give the Gmen their first run, but the guy's just been awful most of the time. He got hot early in the season and has been dining out on that since (he batted .294 in April, .198 in May and .143 in June). Hard to believe that, with runs so badly needed, that Rowand started in left while Cody Ross and Pat the Bat sat. As I said, I was delighted to get the homer last night but it means that -- for a while longer -- we're stuck with a guy who shouldn't be starting getting starts. I hope Bochy stops giving him all these at bats.

Here's how Grant at McCovey Chronicles puts it -- Since Aaron Rowand went 2-for-5 on April 17th, he’s hit .191/.254/.296 with six walks and 36 strikeouts in 115 at-bats he is not a starter. He’s barely a bench player, and I’m getting to the point where I’ll trade his bi-weekly power display for Darren Ford’s speed on the bench. That’s insane. Rowand for Chone Figgins -- who hangs up first?


Blogger The Tame Lion said...

True, very true!

11:54 PM  

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