Fred Lewis: Are You Sorry He Is Gone?

Dave DalbyContributor IMay 11, 2010

TORONTO - APRIL 21: Fred Lewis #15 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits an RBI single against the Kansas City Royals during a MLB game at the Rogers Centre April 21, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages / Getty Images)
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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.