Phil Ponebshek Texpope

Phil Ponebshek
joined Patton & Co. Mon Mar 10 '08.

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Texpope has, so far, written 4,195 comments and this was the latest, on Nomar Mazara:

Especially since his overall numbers were really hurt by a slow start.  Since May 12 he's batted .281/.327/.443 in 50 starts.  The again, that still makes him a corner OF with an OPS <.800

The Rangers have a lot of OF ... Gallo, DeShields, Choo, Pence ... who have more value than Mazara this year (DeShields because he can play CF).  And they have Danny Santana doing a great job, and it would be nice to give Willie Calhoun an extended look.

I think that's the difference - in the past they didn't have as many options.  And perhaps the difference is that he's now a 4th year player who doesn't look any different from the replacement level 21 year old when he came up ... except now he's a replacement level 24 year old.  At a certain point you evolve from having promise ... to being WYSWYG.

And when WYSWYG is 1.1 WAR over 2000+ MLB PAs ... maybe you go "meh".

Phil Ponebshek Texpope

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