How Good Is Mike Napoli?October 23rd, 2011 by terrybenish
I have asked that a couple of times, but he’s lighting it up. He’s a great player, incredible hitting tools, has an approach and seems to be pretty smart. He’s a very good catcher too. Very impressive.
Far be it from me to question Ron Washington being a manager in two consecutive World Series and all, but he’s the best hitter on the team and he’s batting him 8th and diddling with him to play Torrealba, who is not as good as him as a catcher or hitter.
There are a ton of players to look at, more from potential trade candidates than free agents that have some upside. The Series probably should take some precedence. We’ll get after that after the Series is over.
The BallPark at Arlington is a nice, very nice place to watch a game. This time of year is very pleasant. Busch Stadium is also nice if not so warm. The Cardinal fans are knowledgeable fans, could be maybe the best fans. They know the game and cheer appropriately and they also know greatness. They’ve seen a lot of it.
It’s a scenario that could happen in Seattle, all other things equal.