Hey. Remember how everyone in this town was begging management to throw $20 million per at this guy? The “Re-sign Jayson Werth” Bandwagon is now completely empty.
Back in May, who would have ever thought Werth wouldn’t be an All-Star?
Well, he’s hitting just .178 with men in scoring position this season, and the majority of his offensive production came very early in the campaign when he was getting RBI chances galore.
Seven NL outfielders have more homers than Jayson’s 13. Werth is eighth in outfield RBIs with 48. If the Nationals' Josh Willingham (15 HR, 46 RBI, .281) wasn’t deserving of an All-Star spot, then there’s no way Werth was either.
Here’s a little-known stat. So far in 2010, Werth is averaging a strikeout every 3.36 at-bats. Ryan Howard is averaging one every 3.86.
By the way, Werth’s starting to look like Bobby Abreu when it comes to going back on the ball in right field. That’s scary.