|The Power of Canadian Fans|
First off, Saunders had an amazing first half; he did deserve an All-Star nod this year.
But what happened in the second half?
First half: 298/.372/.551 with 16 home runs and 42 RBI in 82 games and 305 at bats.
Second half: 185 ABs= .178/.282/.357, 8 HR, 15 RBI, 7 doubles.
Talk about a slump! So bad we had to bring in MUJ!
So the long story short on Michael Saunders is that he's set at 17.2 million for next season (assuming the QO doesn’t get removed in the CBA talks). 17MM for a bench bat with poor D. Sure, he's a lefty, but he's a liability on the corners, has poor speed, and too prone to epic slumps. Chill your maple boner. Michael Saunders is gone.
Thanks for the first half. Good luck elsewhere.