Originally Posted by TheBenjamin
But I do think he has a valid point. How does the best OBP guy come and just not perform as well
Then we can use the same excuse for Ricky Nolasco. Last season he had a 3.52 ERA. This season it's at 9.07. Umpires out to get him!
Lance Berkman hit .312 last season. This season he's hitting .231. Umpire out to get him!
Jon Lester had an ERA of 3.21 last season. It;s 5.91 this season. Umpire conspiracy!
This is baseball. Dropoffs happen. New park, expectations, not able to make adjustments. But nobody is working together to make a player do worse.