Don't get me wrong, I like Buxton. But potential is just that, until it isn't. At the end of last season, he looked much better: relaxed, taking nice AB's and still had that stellar defense. So, what's happening this year? Overall poor hitting [changes in his approach and technique], horrendous in the clutch. Defense: That 3 hopper to the plate a couple games ago still rings in my head. What to do? That showed up in the lineup last night....
Max Kepler - CF
Max seems like the calm, cool type guy who can handle the pressure. Indeed, I'd say he's already done that: good start on defense, very good start at the plate. Sadly, I didn't get a chance to see him play there yesterday.
So, what's the hold up? To coin another lyric from a song written by Stephen Sondheim: Send in the clowns.
Grossman and D. Santana are the only other OF's on the team. Gotta do much better than that.
I have no clue on what it'll take to get Buxton straightened out. He's still only 23, but has had 515 PA's. I'm a patient guy. But then reality kicks in.