However, while his power was obvious there was something else that overshadowed it--his propensity for striking out. It was bad enough in 2009 that he set a record for the fewest at-bats needed to strikeout 100 times (218).
Sure would be nice to have that guy, right?
When he hit No. 34 against the Rangers Thursday night in the bottom of the second inning you know that there were just a few Rangers fans that were thinking, "Dang--sure wish we still had that guy."
Especially since the guy they traded for (Koji Uehara) is now playing for the Boston Red Sox!