Use of Time wrote:
Every single time I see him play I wonder how the hell he ever got into the majors. I mean don't get me wrong, he is a decent big league ball player but if I was a scout and saw him in high school throwing a baseball the way he does along with his spastic batting stance I would have been laughing hysterically. It's amazing how he makes it work at the professional level.
Yeah, I don't hate
Pence, and he's one of the strange cases where OPS+ is really misleading (because it's driven so heavily by his slugging, which balances out his low walk rate). He's not a terrible player (offensively, at least ... defensively he's a joke), but he's definitely not an $18MM/year guy.
Then again, Sabean is second only to Jerry Dipoto and Rube in terms of "bad deals to veterans." Word is they're trying to lock Lincecum into a long-term contract despite him having two really
rough years, and if anyone signs him for more than three years, they're insane.