I got into a mini debate with another Bleacher Report writer about the Giants getting rid of Fred Lewis. My position was that he was a horrible outfielder and a rally killer. The other writer insisted that he was far more athletic than any existing Giant outfielder and a far better option than Mark DeRosa. I insisted that I was happy he got another chance but that I was glad he was gone. The arguemant prompted me to look up the statistics so far for Lewis and DeRosa.
BA HR RBI R SB
Fred Lewis .300 2 12 14 3
Mark DeRosa .194 1 10 9 0
I know DeRosa has been hurt--but the numbers are interesting. Lewis has had multiple hit games in 6 of his last 7. So am I sorry he is gone? Well, I am glad he got another chance, but I am glad he is gone.