For Frazod, from Gould's chat..............
As if on cue! Trade Matt Holliday! He's not the player that they thought they were getting. Yeah, the Cardinals are real disappointed in this production since he arrived by train from New York City on July 24, 2009:
.307 average -- that ranks 12th in the majors since that day among players with at least 1,500 plate appearances. It's behind Joey Votto's .316. What is he thinking!
.389 on-base percentage -- that ranks seventh in baseball among players with 1,500 plate appearances since July 24, 2009. That's ahead of Ryan Braun .386 and some guy named Albert Pujols' .383.
.526 slugging percentage -- that ranks 14th in baseball among this group. But it puts him behind Pujols (.555), Giancarlo Stanton (.548) and Prince Fielder (.531). Well, I guess that's what $200 million gets you nowadays.
340 RBIs -- that ranks 11th. Yes, that's a product of the team he's on and where he hits in the lineup, but RBIs rarely lie in the sense that an unproductive hitter who is just Cream of Wheat in the clutch doesn't produce 100 RBIs a season.
91 HRs -- that ranks 23rd. Slacker. He only has as many as Adrian Gonzalez.
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