Boy, Jeff Keppinger is making me look pretty good. He's also making the Kansas City Royals look pretty foolish.
Let's have some fun with small sample sizes, shall we?
Data set 1: Jeff Keppinger, starting SS, Cincinnnati Reds
2008 stats: 47 at bats, .340/.396/.532, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1 SB, 7 R
Data set 2: Tony Pena, starting SS, Kansas City Royals
2008 stats: 27 at bats, .037/.071/.037, 1 hit, 2 RBI (he's clutch!), 1 SB, 0 R
Transaction involving these two ballclubs: Royals trade Keppinger to Reds on January 10, 2007 for Russ Haltiwanger
I was going to post Russ Haltiwanger's minor league numbers this year, but frankly I'm kind of tired of piling on Russ Haltiwanger. Though I do enjoy saying his name. Haltiwanger.
What was I talking about again?
Oh, yeah. Tony Pena. He's not good.
Number one in your program, number forty-seven in your heart. Tony Pena.