June 22, 2004

Kenny Lofton is not the solution

Listening to sports radio, you'd think Kenny Lofton was Richie Ashburn reincarnated.
Since Nails, fans have waited for a solid leadoff hitter, and now there are rumors the Phils will make a deal.
Lofton, a fine leadoff hitter during the Clinton era, spent much of this season on the DL, has just one steal, and is hitting right at league average (.275). The last time I checked, Jimmy Rollins, who is 11 years Lofton's junior, was hitting .274 with more steals and identical OPS numbers.
If you're going to talk about getting a new CF, Steve Finley is for rent. He's on pace to set a career-high in HRs with 17 dings already.

2 Comments:

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Is Malone aware of this? I remember he was a big Kenny Lofton fan.

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Jason Weitzel said...

Malone is probably aware of the situation, as Kenny Lofton is one of the "best athletes of all time."

 

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