It’s October, that means two things: the Cardinals are still playing baseball and the Birds are still trotting Matt Holliday out into left field. For some reason. We can’t really do anything to help you out with the former, but we can load you up with some great nuggets of Matt Holliday hate to impress the employees of your local Denny’s during Game 1 of the NLCS.
Exhibit 1: The Stats
Since 2010, Holliday’s first full year as a Cardinal, he’s only tied for the best WAR among left fielders. Not only is he not winning, but the man he’s tied with is admitted PED user Ryan Braun. Some company there Holliday, can’t even outplay a cheater.
His 20.3 wins above replacement over that time is only good for 5th among outfielders and 11th for position players. That means there’s at least 10 players in all of baseball that could have helped the Birds get more wins since 2010.
Not only is he not winning in WAR, but he’s only third in RBIs among left fielders. He’s behind a reformed substance abuser (Josh Hamilton), and (clutches pearls) a former Cub! Continue reading “Guide to Hating on Matt Holliday”