The Dord of Darien

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Just one thing real quick

So never mind the part where Tim says that Mike Scioscia is a great manager even though he’s awful. I’d like to talk about this:

One of the more critical elements of the Angels’ season will be [third baseman Brandon] Wood, who will be 25 in March. In parts of three big league seasons, he has batted .192, struck out in about a third of his at-bats and walked seven times in 236 plate appearances. Scouts adore his ability, however, and can’t believe it has taken the Angels this long to give him a real shot, now after more than 3,300 minor league plate appearances.

I can believe this thing. In 236 Major League PA, Wood has only 43 hits and 7 walks. His career line: .192 / .222 / .313 / .535, for a career OPS+ of 39. It doesn’t matter how much "scouts adore his ability," because actually he sucks on ice.

For reference, Tim: the real keys to the Angels’ season will be Bobby Abreu, Hideki Matsui, and the Seattle Mariners.

January 31st, 2010 Posted by | Baseball | no comments

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