Billyboy78 wrote:He had great years in 06, 07 and 08. Since then, he's had a couple of decent years. And almost every year, he's landed on the DL, missing tons of games. He's one of the least motivated athletes I've ever seen. If you're counting on him to be 'the man' in the middle of the lineup, especially after Ortiz is gone, you're fooling yourself.
In 2013 he had the highest OPS of his career, in 2014 he had a year right in line with the years you cited, and last year he was killing the ball until he hurt his shoulder going after a ball.
I feel like Hanley gets a bad rap from the media and fans. He never got enough credit for switching positions last year. And if Trot Nixon busted his shoulder going after a ball the fans and media would have given him a pass on poor production for three years after the injury.
“We’re going to get better in the future. Coach Hurley’s history speaks for itself. I came here because I wanted to be part of his program, to help get things rolling, to help build a program," E.C. Matthews