Re: To those who don't want A-Gon
posted at 5/5/2012 11:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: To those who don't want A-Gon
[QUOTE]agon = boring only a sabermetric stat geek could get fired up by this guy....like theo
Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]
Actually, he appeals to traditional analysis -- HR, RBI, BA. That's what he put up big time in San Diego. That and his swing with scouts rave about. All that has nothing to do with sabermetrics.
That you think he souless or plays w/o passion. OK fine, that's your opinion. I think too many fans think they know what's in a players head or heart just by looking at him. I'm not gonig to argue that point either way, but there have been plenty of players in the old days that put up great numbers but also could be considered boring. I look at it as simply being a professional. Any player in a slump is boring, and all red-hot players are exciting. But like I said, you're entitled to view him however you want.
I think it's too early to say he's not clutch. He's in a slump now but carried the team for two months last year -- May and June and was hardly terrible in September, although I agree, he, like the rest of the team, lacked clutch-hitting ability that month.
What fascinates the so-called sabermetrics geeks are the other stats like OPS, OPS-plus, etc.
Like I said in the opening graph, Gonzalez would have appealed to the traditional, old-time scouts -- great swing, great glove and great HR-RBI-BA numbers.
It's the J.D. Drews of the world, players who rarely have the great HR-RBI numbers, that the sabermetric geeks fall in love with because of OBP and OPS and other new-wave stats.