Back in February we did some community projections for the 2008 Padres. In the interest of accountability, here’s how we measured up to reality.
Yuck. Our most pessimistic projection had Bard at a 725 OPS.
We need a synonym for “yuck,” preferably something that rhymes. If only there were such a word…
We totally nailed this one. Imagine how many batting titles Gonzalez could win if he didn’t play half his games at Petco Park and weren’t Molina-brother slow.
Greene and Bard killed the offense this year, but we already knew that.
Iguchi was actually a little worse than Marcus Giles in 2007, which just boggles the imagination.
We were way too optimistic about Kouzmanoff. He fell short of our lowest expectations (800 OPS) by plenty. In our defense, Kouz looked fantastic down the stretch in 2007. You know who he reminds me of as a hitter, a little? Steve Garvey. He’s not as good as Garvey, of course, but his style is similar — quick through the zone, hates taking a pitch, hits everything hard.
He’s still a dork.
Our high-end projection had him at an 860 OPS+, which is pretty darned close to what he did.
Damn, we’re good.
There you have it. We’ll look back at the pitchers on Friday.