Keith Law is Awesome
So the Royals traded for Yuniesky Betancourt. Law's take?
On Friday, the Royals [traded] for Yuniesky Betancourt, who might very well be the worst everyday player in the majors.It is really refreshing to see a major media writer not hold punches when it comes to opinions. Law is easily one of my top 3 sportswriters.
Betancourt does nothing well on a baseball field. He can't hit and has lost bat speed since reaching the majors. He hacks at everything he sees, and even swings at pitches thrown to other hitters. He has next to no range at short. And he never hustles on anything -- not balls hit in his direction, not ground balls he might have a chance to beat out (well, before he let himself go physically). Other than all that, he's Honus Wagner.
Labels: good sportwriters, keith law, mariners, royals, yuniesky betancourt
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 5:15 PM