The Case To Keep Rollins
David Murphy, writer for the Daily News, has on occasion, talked down to fans. To be fair, I’ve seen this with other sportswriters, too. I think it may be that they are insecure and feel the need to prove that they can do their job better than the average fan. In a recent column, he makes the case that the Phillies should keep Rollins because he is too good to trade. I must admit, I did advocate for trading Rollins mainly because of his contract and my perception of his efforts and desire to win. I must also admit that Murphy makes a good case. I guess I just didn’t realize how bad shortstops are in the league. He also makes a case that Rollins’ contract isn’t as bad as we may think with the following graph:
I guess he has a point here. But he still comes off as condescending. Although Frank Fitzpatrick has been much worse with that.