Saturday, April 03, 2010

GA trudges on

2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot base #2

Garret Anderson hasn't been with the Angels in two years - he was an Atlanta Brave in 2009 and will be looking to prolong his playing career a little bit more in 2010 as it looks like he's made the Los Angeles Dodgers' Opening Day roster [along with one-time Angels starting pitcher Ramon Ortiz].

Unlike a pinch-hitting specialist like Matt Stairs perhaps - even at 37, GA still has the ability to be a position player on the field [either in left field or maybe first base] as opposed to being strictly a one-dimensional guy off the bench who is looking to get that one key hit, late in a game.

He's probably made too many outs at the plate and maybe his counting numbers are a little overrated since he was never a guy to work pitchers into deep counts, so he could walk - however, I've liked him as a player because of his ability to put the bat on the ball to the tune of 2501 hits.

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