“I think at times people questioned are we still desirable, and I hope this says, ‘Yes,'" says executive John Mozeliak.
'The numbers say what the numbers say. No one is making excuses. ... And we do have to produce results,' hitting coach Jeff Albert said in an interview with Derrick Goold.
The two have 11 Gold Gloves between them while also hitting with power.
P-D WRITERS’ PREDICTIONS
|Projections||Derrick Goold||Rick Hummel||Ben Frederickson||Benjamin Hochman|
|NL wild cards||Dodgers, Cardinals||Brewers, Padres||Brewers, Padres||Padres, Braves|
|AL Central||White Sox||White Sox||White Sox||Twins|
|AL wildcards||Twins, Astros||Rays, Twins||Twins, Rays||White Sox, Blue Jays|
|AL champs||White Sox||White Sox||Yankees||Yankees|
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