OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Holy Toledo! Chavez speaks!
From Susan Slusser:
Chavvy was a leader by example on the field. Now, he has step up to the plate and said something. Even Royals fans would love to see Mike Sweeney to do the same thing in their team bus.
This is nice to see.
It's nice to see - but at the same time, it's hilarious. Now he's stepping up and saying he doesn't like what he sees?? Now that he's hitting. I haven't liked what I have seen from him for most of the year! I wish someone told him that.
Well, he should step up. He's the A's player with the longest amount of seniority on the team.
Hopefully, Chavey will provide some inspiration to this very flat team. It certainly won't come from their manager.
Any thoughts who he might have been referring to as the young guys who aren't caring enough?
Marty Lurie speculated that it might have been Blanton and Swisher.
or maybe he glanced at his own image on a mirror?
nice to see chavvy back it up today, going 5 for 5 with two big bombs.
I appreciate that Macha let duke pitch today - he got roughed up yesterday and we don't want him losing confidence...with this SP staff, we need long relief, we need the duke. May have been the best move all year for "Caca".
Are all you Chavez detractors back on his bandwagon now??
Chavez is heating up, hope that this hot streak
I am not a detractor, I have mainly pointed out that the guy has said he wanted to be a "leader" and he really isn't much of a leader. Yeah, he can talk on the team bus, and it's good he's hitting, but he's no leader and I think we can all agree on that.
If Chavez continues this pace, he'll defenitely be the A's all star represtative.
Chavez has been a streak hitter so far in his career and at the end of the year, his total numbers don't tell the true story of his true contribution to the team.
I think one of the younger kids is Swisher, you look at his numbers 35 strikeouts and 13 walks. This was a Moneyball guy, takes pitches, very selective, that stat is no indicative of that. He had a slow start 23 K's in April. During the Braves series, he walked 3 times and strikeout only twice, it's a start and it's encouraging, hopefully it kick starts something. I think Swish took it easy because things came easy for him prior to this year, now that he got a kick in the pants, hopefully it makes him a pro and possibly a ROY candidate.
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