Speaking of Ben
Anyone rembember this former heart-throb of the Padres?
I didn't realize Ben Davis is with the White Sox now. Looking forward to that series.
You tell me if this sounds like a guy worth $1.4 million/year?
A tall switch-hitter, Davis looks dangerous at the plate. Looks are deceiving, however, as he has huge holes in his swing and shaky strike zone judgment. He's a little better from the left side than the right. He has power but doesn't often get to use it. Davis is a marginal receiver and has become a target for basestealers, stopping only 24.5 percent of their steal attempts last season after getting 31.9 percent in 2003 and 44 percent in '02. He runs like a catcher.
On a side note, jbox and I saw this guy at Ralphs in Mission Valley a few years ago. He's a very pretty dude.
jbox: I also saw that guy at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala he was real tall. He was 7 ft tall if he was a foot.