Balance or lack of same
OK I love the 2012 version of Giants and their balanced LU. We get contributions up and down plus off the bench and no longer have to play station to station all the time. Sure we have an MVP, but there is so much more. And while I admire the steadiness of posey and the consummate professionalism of Scutaro at the plate, that’s not today’s theme. It’s the unbalanced ones, 3Ps–Pablo Pence Pagan.
Pagan did not have much love from this corner at the start. His early days at leadoff coupled with some misadventures in the OF did not make for happy times. After the AS break, tho everything changed. He solidified leadoff and CF position and ran the bases like a demon. He says all the right things and brings that latin fire and respect for the game I love. El Caballo still gets a little Loco at times but I also did the energy he brings, and not just to the leaping end of game celebrations.
Pence is just odd. Awkward might be an improvement. From the way he roams around RF to his batting stance to his gyrations in the on deck circle, it is just a trip to watch this guy’s unconventional approach to everything. But he has tremendous power, hustles his butt off, and gives pre game exhortations that would make any Texas HS football coach proud.
Pablo has been here for years now but some people just can’t adjust to what he is. He’s big…which has zero to do with how well he can hit. Hell he hit .300 last year when nobody else did jack. He can swing at anything, but is also capable of hitting any pitch he can reach off a wall or over one. He is great teammate who interacts animatedly with one and all.
So that’s my guys the 3 Ps
You get the good the bad and the ugly in equal parts
But that’s the whole Package
Which ain’t always gonna be Pretty
but sho is Productive