Metro crayon scribbler Marty York ponders the unponderable in today's column, when he wonders why the heck nobody has bothered to sign former Jay Shawn Green.
The answer isn't that difficult to find: It's because Shawn Green sucks ass.
York talks about Green's career achievements, and raves about Green's performance last year (.291 BA with 10 homers and 46 RsBI). "Couldn’t the Blue Jays use a decent outfielder?" he asks.
Well, maybe. But Shawn Green hasn't been a decent outfielder for a few years now. And just for reference, in 90 fewer ABs, Matt Stairs hit 21 HRs and drove in 64 playing in essentially the same role that Green would play. Hell, Adam Lind hit 11 homers and drove in 46 in about 150 fewer ABs.
So we kinda already have that area covered. But thanks for the handy advice, Marty!
Come to think of it, we might prefer Ruben Sierra over Green for 2008.