He certainly was hot the first half last year. I'm not sure why he'd even say that unless it was to shoulder blame and deflect it away from teammates. He was 16th in all of MLB in average post All Star break. He hit over .300 in September. Far from "choke" performance. Guy helped the ball club down the stretch last year....980+ OPS in September - among the best in MLB. I don't think either he, or Francona, or the beer and chicken are to blame for last season's (call it what you will). It's baseball. Last year was historic....just not for the BoSox. That half hour or so when Baltimore did what it did and Longoria hooks one around the foul pole in extras --- and even before that when the Rays got the tying runs --- that all could have gone the other way and just as easily you could be talking about how Adrian Gonzales got jobbed by not winning the MVP award last year.
Originally Posted by tg643
Sure he's off to a non-superstar start this year, but through June is hardly a protracted slump in baseball terms. All in all his time there has been very productive.
There are two kinds of losers.....Those that don't do what they are told, and those that do only what they are told.