Burrell and Howard

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Burrell and Howard

Postby Steve » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:30 pm

Have stranded 14 runners between them today. Howard at least has a home run, but Burrell is 0-11 for the week and I struggling to stay in the playoff spots.

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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Grey » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:55 pm

I've been watching and it hasn't been bad luck Burrell's looked lost up there today.
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Steve » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:03 pm

I saw he flew out to the warning track once, but looks like the rest of his ABs have been pretty horrible.

And I know I'm speaking out of frustration (and it's an odd thing to say of a guy with 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs), but is Howard really that good of a hitter?

From this distance (and you know how far away I am), it seems that the only stuff he can handle is something fat and in the middle of the plate. It looks like he swings merrily away at some awful pitches.

Obviously I accept that baseball is an incredibly difficult game to play well (never played it myself, but have played cricket), but he is being paid 10 mill a year to do what he does.

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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Grey » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:12 pm

As the Mets announcer said, Howard can not hit the ball well and hit it out. That's true and not something you can say about many players. Is he a hacker? Oh, definitely. He'll swing and miss in droves, but you pay for a guy who can hit 50 home runs with ease. Out of shape guys tend not to age well (one example is Prince's dad, Cecil) so Howard could get old quickly, but it won't be for a few years.
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Grey » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:13 pm

Also, he's never been a high average guy. He had a high average in 06 because of luck. He also whiffed 180 times that year.
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Steve » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:16 pm

Yeah - I also meant to add that I knew what I was getting into when I made him my first pick - although I expected him to hit a bit closer to .250.

If he was a bit more selective, do you think he would be as good a HR hitter/RBI man?
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Grey » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:19 pm

I don't think selective is his game. It's like asking Reyes to hit for power. Just doesn't work.
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Steve » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:23 pm

Fair enough.

The dynamic duo are 0-7 and 1-6 now, BTW.
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Grey » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:24 pm

That was a great game though.
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Re: Burrell and Howard

Postby Steve » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:32 pm

Might need to sub someone in for Burrell though. I have Nelson Cruz, but Fred Lewis, Skip Schumaker, Ryan Church and Ben Francisco are available.

Any of them float your boat?
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