It’s been just over a month since the Big Hurt parted ways with the Jays; and out of curiosity I was wondering how much better he’s been fairing as an Oakland Athletic. I remember hearing last week that he has more RBI’s and HR’s than any of the Blue Jays, so I decided to do a little comparison.
7 HR, 27 RBI, .255 AVG
Compare that with Vernon Wells, who leads the Blue Jays in RBI’s, and is 2nd in HR's;
5 HR, 25 RBI, .281 AVG
This tells us two things; one, the Blue Jays are not really hitting for power this year. And two, with Vernon Wells on DL for the past two weeks, he still has nearly identical stats to Frank Thomas who has been active all year (aside from the few days after the trade). So really, I’d say we’re better of without Frank the Tank, don’t you think?