Originally posted by BigRon:Originally posted by BirdmanJr:Originally posted by BigRon:Originally posted by Giants9ersfan:Originally posted by DarthNiner:
Thank you for making the summer fun again.
NOW GO GET A RIGHT-HANDED POWERHITTING CORNER OUTFIELDER AND A POWERHITTING 1ST BASEMAN IN THE OFFSEASON!!!!
I would be thrilled if we just got the left fielder. I am of the opinion 1st is in good hands with Ishikawa. His Glove more than makes up for the lack of HRs.
No I'd rather give up some defense for power or at least HITTING..Ishi sucks
We disagree. I watched at least 6 games last year of the 50+ that Ishikawa didn't play which we lost because of 1st base defense. Of those starting at least 100 games last year, Ishikawa had the 3rd best fielding percentage in the NL behind LaRoche and Helton. We watched as Bochy consistently pulled him out of lineup for a week or more just as his stick was warming up. Even tho he played in 113 games he only played in 88 innings. Yet in those 88 innings he had 8 of his 9 hrs. Or one every 11 innings as a starter. Not too bad. He hit .261 for the season but .349 in AT&T. This guy could do the job if he was given the shot. He will never be a Pujols (who would be) or a Helton, But I would take him as a good alternative if we failed to pick up a LaRoche or as some have salivated over, Fielder.
I dont disgree that defense at 1b isnt important. It is. However, that is one position where you need a consistent bat that can provide some power. I think Ishy can be a part of the team if we dont get a real hitter there but I do not see him as a starter in MLB. Maybe he will learn to hit on the road. Maybe he will prove to be someone who can hit .290+ with 18-20 homers and drive in 90 runs. I just would be very surprised.
[ Edited by Ninerjohn on Oct 5, 2009 at 13:35:38 ]