Thursday, May 29, 2008
Aaron Rowand has been worth every penny of his once thought to be over-priced contract. As of Thursday, Rowand is on pace to hit .341 with 21 HR's and 95 RBI's. These numbers are similar to his numbers last season with one exception, he is hitting nearly 40 points better. Amazing for a guy whose numbers last season were supposedly inflated due to the fact he played half of his games in Philadelphia's park which is more fit for little leaguers. As for Rowand's defense, it is where the Giants envisioned it to be when they signed him to the big contract. In addition, his clubhouse presence has been immense in assisting the younger players' adjustment to the major league level. With these numbers, expect Rowand to be an all-star this year.