Look, I don't know the guy, and maybe I'm more annoyed at the reaction in Redsland to him, but I have an unfavorable opinion of him after an initial high approval rating. The guy IS NOT the second coming of Pete Rose! Funny how people in Cincinnati pretty much ran a potential HOFer out of town because he "struck out too much" but they'll embrace a "scrappy" guy with a hot bat and dreadful defense based on the fact that he sprints to his position.
Frankly, I think his "hustle" is idiotic. There is a finite amount of energy in the human body, and he wastes his on those moronic sprints to first after a walk or the even more moronic sprint around the bases after a homer. Maybe he could reserve some of that energy for his crappy defense. He certainly isn't going to cut it as a zero-range bobble-handed third baseman. If I were a stathead, I'd look up his run differential or whatever you call it and probably discover that he's responsible for giving up as many runs as he's produced.
He's gonna be plunked if he keeps it up.
Not that I'm rooting against Rosales - I'm just annoyed by the Pete Rosales mentality.
I miss Edwin.