Originally posted by OregonDuckNiner:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Just to give you some stats on Scutaro and why I dont think he is worth it...........
21 extra base hits in 325 at bats
1 steal ( tonight)
Negative Defensive War
2nd most errors among 1B in all of baseball
So... while he gives you a decent average he really doesnt give you much else. Certainly not worth about 15-16 Million left on his deal
I can buy the argument that he's overpaid, but he does a lot of things that don't show up on a stat sheet. He knows how to make a pitcher work and rarely strikes out. I wonder if there's a stat for how many pitches he sees per at-bat. He's also an excellent situational hitter.
And just personally, I look forward to Scutaro's at-bats more so than anyone on the team besides Posey. I love his opposite field approach, and having two strikes on him means absolutely noting. Ideal No. 2 hitter, imo.
I think the stats kind of speak for themselves. The Giants have no one better right now but they would still be better off and move him rather than be stuck with that deal for 2 more years. I do like the Scutaro. Solid guy, pretty dependable contact hitter. I just wish Sabean had not given him the 3rd year.