I know it's only one game, but he hit into two double plays and looked absolutely pathetic in two other at-bats. His WAR after one game is already -0.1. If Galvis continues to get significant at-bats, he will not hit above .200.
Polanco should be moved to second with Wiggy at third, then mix and match Pierre/Nix/Mayberry/Thome at LF and first.
I miss Wilson Valdez. I even miss Michael Martinez...
Major League Baseball really knows how to kill enthusiasm.
First, they start the season in Japan and don't even broadcast the game live. I got up early to watch a few innings of the A's-Mariners to find the game came on at 9:00 AM, just when the game was in the 8th inning in real time. Weird.
Second, on Opening Day, only one game started after 5 PM. I mean, I like not watching boring baseball games as much as the next person, and my interest in other teams fades in about one week, but I'd like to see a few games on Opening Day.
Third, the Phils follow a strenuous series of ONE GAME with an off day. Way to build excitement, MLB.
The Pirates, if you haven't noticed, have been pretty sucky recently. [Or, as David Murphy would write, "keen observations of baseball related phenomena have allowed discerning intellects to deduce that the baseball organization known as the Pirates has been fundamentally and consistently atrocious."] They don't have the best attendance. Opening weekend is solid. Friday and Saturday games do well. And when the Phils come to town, they sell out. So Major League Baseball, in all of their wisdom, combined all three, essentially robbing the Pirates of a few sellouts. They owe the Buccos an apology and some cash.
I don't know if this is a clever spin or just garbage written to fill space on a blog, but over at deadspin.com somebody wrote a piece titled "Mets Fans Should Be Proud Of Not Selling Out Opening Day." Basically, the ownership has "shit upon" the fans" and there is nothing "to get excited about" so not only should Mets fans not feel bad about not showing up, they should take pride in sticking it to the owners.
Really? The fans should have "pride" in only going to the stadium when things are going well? I know what Jimmy Rollins would call this sort of fandom...