LaHair over Chipper, Bourn? Ben Sheets??
Whenever I see Tony LaRussa I’m reminded of Corky St. Clair’s famous admonition:
Picking Bryan LaHair, a nice story who has cooled, over Chipper and Bourn is absurd. Chipper has played in 24 fewer games but has as many RBI as LaHair. With Starlin Castro on the team there was no need to pick a Cub. But the stubborn and smug LaRussa decided to make the fans choose Chipper. His competition in the fan vote includes Bryce Harper, so vote early and often. Nothing wrong with sentiment.
Bourn, on pace for more than 200 hits, deserves it on merit. Especially over LaHair.
Meanwhile, the Braves have signed Ben Sheets, who was injury-prone when he was healthy and in his 20s, to a minor league contract.