We have plenty of stats that do a damn good job quantifying offensive production and what actually leads to a team scoring runs. And the vast majority of them point to Nick Swisher as our team's second best offensive player. If his contract demands are unreasonable, let him walk. That's fine. But let's not pretend Ichiro isn't a downgrade or that Nick Swisher isn't good. Because if that's the camp you're in, you are simply incorrect.
If I say Verlander sucks because my eyes say so does that make it true?
11-1| 99.2 IP| 10.20 K/9| 1.44 BB/9| 0.90 HR/9| 1.99 ERA| 2.70 FIP| 2.32 xFIP| 2.9 fWAR
I take itchy over swisher any day of the week. Especially to save $60 million for other stuff.
Here's all you need to know:
If there was one single huge at bat or one single defensive play to be made.......which guy do you prefer was in that spot?
i love swish........................................