Willie Bloomquist: Perfect teammate finds his perfect team

You gotta feel good for Willie Bloomquist, who is expected to be starting at shortstop for the Arizoan Diamondbacks when they open the NLDS against the Phillies.

The Port Orchard native has been lambasted by critics throughout his career. One goofball named him one of MLB’s 50 worst players of all time. The guy’s an idiot.

There’s a reason Bloomquist has been in the major leagues for 10 seasons. His versatility and hard-nosed approach is what makes him so valuable.

He is the perfect guy for the Diamondbacks, as this guy writes.

Without him, the Diamondbacks might not have won the NL West. When Stephen Drew went down at shortstop, Bloomquist step in and the D-backs didn’t miss a beat. He hit .266 (which is two points above his career average) with 20 stolen bases. He had 350 at bats this season, which is the second-highest total of his career.

Bloomquist joins Poulsbo’s Aaron Sele as the only player from Kitsap County to play in the postseason. Sele helped the Texas Rangers and Mariners get to the playoffs.



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