I’m out of here for a couple of days, but this site has much cuter graphics anyway. Halladay is apparently back on Monday. Vernon Wells is apparently the 58th worst regular, but attacking it with the “diligence of a lab chemist“. (No swearing, or chucking — what games are you watching?!)
And you’ll have to wait until I get back for proof, but this scout:
An American League scout who’s seen the Blue Jays thinks Wells’ biggest problem is his tendency to chase balls outside the zone. “I’ve seen him give away way too many at-bats,” the scout said.
Is just wrong. His eye is actually getting better with age. He just can’t drive low pitches to save his life these days so he gets behind in the count and it becomes all the more obvious that he never had any patience to begin with…
Update: Here’s the proof — from Inside Edge, the source behind those hot zones and the bestest baseball analysis site of all time that for some reason pays attention to the Jays more than anyone else out there, a lack of reach from Wells seems to be the problem. Lingering hammy, shoulder still out of whack, or the dreaded decline – any guesses?