I've been reading other blogs bashing Bernie Williams for his poor offense & defense. And I have to take exception to it.
- Bernie has been playing part time, making some very nice plays in right. Yes, he's lost a step in the last 5 years, but I would classify him above average in RF. He's batting .280, higher than Giambi, Arod, or Abreu. He has 8 HRs, as many as Abreu and more than Jeter. And with only 304 ABs, less than Abreu, Giambi or Arod. His OBP is low at .326, but he's still being productive. He shouldn't take all the criticism he's getting. He was supposed to be the 4th OF, and he's been very good at that.
- Monday July 31, 2006 - 03:41pm (EDT)