Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I like Ronny Cedeno. I have watched Ronny lock in for an at bat, fight off tough pitches and manage to squeeze in a base hit that was well-deserved. But his plate appearance tonight in the ninth inning against Sherrill with the bases-loaded and nobody out was pathetic. I would certainly not have done any better, but I am not a paid professional baseball player, and for a major leaguer swinging at two balls over your head against a pitcher struggling to find the plate in that situation is almost unforgivable. Eric Patterson may be substantially raising his trade value with his continued competent performance in the starting lineup, but any team considering picking up Mr. Cedeno ought to consider his time at the plate tonight when weighing his value.