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Forgot about Jimmy?

November 23, 2008

…no, that is not possible. surely, you have not forgotten about jimmy edmonds.

so, I’m gonna cover my ears and assume that you have not…ignorance is bliss.

you might have heard that jimmy drama is a free agent. he was contemplating retire, but now he says he wants to play at least another year.

for the cubbies, he hit .256 with 19 homers and 49 rbis. for the season, his line was .235, 20 homers and 55 rbis with 55 walks and 82 k’s. of the 80 hits that he collected last season, 41 were extra base hits.

the man had two really horrible months to start the season. no doubt he can still hit big league pitching. on the other hand, he has obviously lost a step in the outfield, but he’s still above average defensively (at least that what I see through my jimmy bias glasses).

if any team is going to sign him, they will probably use him in a platoon role. the cubbies look a lot less likely to bring him back now since lou has declared that he wants to platoon reed johnson and fukudome in center next season. that means they are looking for a full time right/left fielder, most likely a powerhitting lefty.

you can say what you want about jimmy; he is still the greatest cardinal centerfielder of all time all around. he is also inline to be a hall of famer…at least if he ever gets to 400 homers. remember, he also has 1176 career rbis and 974 career walks. he can easily get to 1200 rbis and 1000 walks by playing another season. he also has 8 gold gloves and a world series ring on his resume.

at the moment, he has 382. so, another season should get him to 400 because all he has to do is stay healthy and he can hit 18 bombs. sometimes, that’s the hard thing about this man.

it looks like someone thinks that the phillies might be intersted in jimmy’s services. should be interesting to see where he ends up.

let’s see where jimmy ends up playing next season and what he does.
then, we can update the numbers and revise the hall of fame discussion.
until then, I wish jim a healthy 2009, a one year deal and the best of
luck with his new team (and a fair amount of at bats).

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