D'Arnaud up to .200 now. Good for him. 9-for-his-last-26 (.346). Also drawn 5 walks in that time. It's not mind-blowing stuff, but it's nice to take with him into the offseason.
Re: Gomez, I can't get that excited about his 2012-13 seasons. Yes, he's done some good things...nice when your CF can hit some dingers, and is a good baserunner who can steal some bases (though it's not like he steals a ton of them). But here's his body of work over those two years:
281 GP, 940 AB, 150 RS, 255 H, 46 2B, 14 3B, 42 HR, 122 RBI, 55 BB, 242 K, .271 BA, 74-for-87 in stolen base attempts.
.305 OB% in 2012, .333 OB% in 2013.
And this entire stretch is buoyed by those three months to start off 2013 that he probably won't ever have again, which means, at best, he's probably back to being a .260ish avg/.310ish OB% guy, who strikes out a lot, and for a guy with speed, doesn't hit many doubles. I just don't see anything here that screams greatness.
Re: the incident...not saying McCann was right, but Gomez's actions pretty much ensured that someone was going to confront him...he was being as obnoxious and as big a dick as possible. If I'm the Braves, I would've just said, "Yeah, whatever, enjoy the offseason, maybe one of these days you'll get back to the playoffs" or something like that, then ignored him. The Braves have too much at stake to allow themselves to get drawn into a brawl.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 27 September 2013 - 06:51 AM.