Backtobanks wrote:Tim wrote:Backtobanks wrote:
Unfortunately Schwarber,Baez, Contreras, Happ, etc. were the guys who came up in those situations.
So you're picking on Javy here?
The guy who led the NL in RBI?
The guy who had a .860 OPS with runners in scoring position?
Baez had a great year, but I'm not sure he's the perfect person to make contact and hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
Raking a double to drive in a run is much, much better than a sac fly for a run. You see, then not only do you not make an out, but you are in position to score if one of your teammates gets a hit later in that inning. If Baez can advance to third, then HE can score on a sac fly! Half of the trick getting sac fly RBIs is getting someone on third with less than two outs in the first place. Baez was able to do things like this often enough that he drove in more runs than anyone else in the National League. Why is this even a conversation? I thought this was the board that wanted Adam Dunn to field every position on the field because he hit dongs and drew walks? We won the World Series just two years ago by crushing dongs and drawing walks (and playing defense a little bit better than Adam Dunn.) What has happened here?!