For the second straight season, Jose Bautista's season was shortened by injury. I really would like the Jays to start giving him a couple of days w week at DH. He's 33, not really old, but he as played a lot of games on our stupid turf.
Jose, like just about everyone on the team, had a slow start to the season, hitting just .200 in April. Then had a great May, hitting .337. Then back down, .222 in June, .242 in July and .288 in August, before going on the DL.
Next year? Well, Bill James figures Jose will hit .256/.371/.512 with 33 home runs and 85 RBI in 134 games. I'm hoping he plays in a few more games, let's guess 145, and hit .265/..375/.530 with 40 home runs and 100 RBI.
I'm also predicting that, if the Jays don't win, we'll be told it is because Jose is a lousy leader, rotten teammate, a clubhouse cancer and that there are too many Dominicans on the team.