I got it from someone on here.
I got it from someone on here.
dick swisher will be like rownads
He's a totally different player than Rowand. But I can almost guarantee the Rowand contract will be the main reason they don't sign Swisher.
I miss Rowand. Honestly i'd offer him a minor league deal to see what he has left. Who knows maybe he can find the fountain of youth and play like he did in his chisox/philly days... could potentially solidify LF.
Watching the Giants bullpen like:
- “He runs meetings like a coach. Basically, I’m playing with a coordinator on the field. He’s a football God. He sees everything, and he sees the big picture of everything." - Frank Gore on Andrew Luck
- "He is as smart as Peyton, as accurate as Brady, tougher than Ben and as athletic as RG3." - Anonymous Head Coach on Andrew Luck
Thank you fangraphs
Last edited by Rush; 12-16-2012 at 03:33 AM.
Last edited by BadnewzNiners; 12-16-2012 at 05:02 AM.
Home: .226/.382/.394 .350 wOBA
Road: .268/.361/.585 .400 wOBA
Home: .287/.356/.498 .374 wOBA
Road: .289/.362/.523 .384 wOBA
Home: .273/.380/.473 .370 wOBA
Road: .248/.368/.425 .351 wOBA
Home: .283/.370/.464 .363 wOBA
Road: .261/.359/.482 .362 wOBA
One can even see that Swisher is .360 wOBA hitter without the Yankees. In 2005 he had a .332 wOBA, he was still a rookie so he was obviously still adjusting, but the two years after that he put .369 and .362 wOBA seasons. Swisher is more than just an "above-average hitter". Like I said, he's closer to "great" than "above-average", but I'm not calling him a great hitter just in case you think I am. Rowand is an average hitter that plays good defense. Swisher is an above-average/great hitter that plays adequate defense and just about average base running over his career. Swisher hitting greatly outweighs the defense Rowand brings because Swisher isn't a bad defender. If Swisher was Delmon Young I could understand your point.
Swisher's SLG would probably dip a bit here, but he still would be one of our most valuable and best hitters.
What injuries effected Rowand? If you're talking about ones with the Giants, it's not like those hindered from being a good player because as a Giant his base running was average, his hitting was average, and the only value he brought was defense.
There's no way Rowand would put up numbers like Swisher if Rowand was 100% healthy. Just like at the differences in career numbers.
Rowand- .273/.330/.435 .333 wOBA
Swisher- .256/.364/.473 .359 wOBA
Last edited by Rush; 12-16-2012 at 04:51 PM.
That whole division is considered hitter friendly compared to the nl west, while they also have the advantage in the AL with the DH( more pressure put on the pitchers, less pressure put on the hitters) swisher benefited from the Yankees line up as much as the ballpark
Lastly didn't think for one second I'm defending rowand cause I'm not I felt the same way about rowand before the giants signed him as I do now about the possibility of the giants signing swisher. I expressed that on here back then under the name sfgiants15.
All I'm stating is that signing swisher would be LIKE the signing of rowand, contract, ballpark factors, age, production albeit swisher walks a lot more almost 10% more per plate apperances and slug's a bit better.
Actually I could of expressed that stuff about rowand on this account considering I created this account early of that year
Last edited by BadnewzNiners; 12-16-2012 at 05:27 PM.
With all the swisher talk, what are the odds that the team actually pony's up and gets him