Saturday, July 4, 2009

David Weathers is Overrated

Last night Cincinnati Red David Weathers gave up a grand slam to Albert Pujols that blew a three run lead. The media always protects Weathers ("Stormy") because his numbers are good. Let me make this clear. Baseball is more than just numbers. USE YOUR EYES. For the last three years, Weathers sinker and slider have been average. Sometimes, they're good but often they are bad. His eighty five a hour fastball doesn't fool anyone. Stormy should be demoted to middle relief. He is not a strike out pitcher which is what you need in late innings. His pitch to contact strategy is just wrong for a set up man. When will the Reds realize this?

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