Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Last night in Syracuse Greg Golson unleashed a throw from centerfield that cut down a runner at the plate in a banjo twang; he is on a hitting tear, and before we go trading for someone to replace Swish, we ought to give him a shot
Posted by el duque at 10:57 AM
If Swish keeps failing, instead of barfing two or three prospects for some beer-league lump or an injury waiting-to-happen (talking to you, Mr. Beltran), we should seriously consider this guy.
Think of it: A 3-G network outfield - Gardner, Granderson and Golson - probably the best fielding outfield in baseball. Not many balls going to drop.
And while I have you, ponder all the great plays this season made by Gardner and Granderson; now compare them with ones Swish didn't make.
Golson is 25. In 2004, he was a first-round pick.
Last year, in limited duty, he hit .261 for us (6 for 23.)
This year, in the last 10 games, he's hitting .361. Overall, he's at .279. No, he doesn't hit for power (3 HR). But if Golson could hit .250, with his incredible range and arm in RF, what an upgrade over Swisher (.220, no pop, no range, no arm.)
Listen: The hope is that Swisher starts hitting. But I'm running out of hope. If it doesn't happen soon, we have an upgrade at Scranton. We don't need another trade of Mark Melancon for Fat Elvis.