Jason Repko is OPS’ing 1.002 in Minnesota after 57 AB’s this season. He has 3 HR and is hitting .317. When he was with the Dodgers, he could barely break .200! The Dodgers as a team are hitting like Jason Repko did when he was a Dodger. Is that an indictment against the Dodgers. I’ll respond with a resounding YES! I don’t know what’s going on in the Dodgers farm system, but I do know that many hitters on all levels are underperforming. This is readily apparent on the major league level where the Dodgers have been in a hitting malaise for an extended period of time, even though they have two (count ‘em, two) hitting coaches.
I am a businessman. I deal in results. No excuses. Your produce is what it is. Produce or you are gone. It’s a simple mantra. It should apply to the Dodgers. Why can Jason Repko leave the Dodgers and hit like Babe Ruth? I know that it’s a small sampling and that 57 AB’s is nothing, but Jason Repko never looked like that as a Dodger.
The problem is deeper than Mattingly and Pentland. It permeates the Dodger Farm System. Heads need to roll – this type of result is not acceptable.
By the way, those who scolded me for wanting Adrian Beltre back (you know who you are), are looking pretty silly right about now. Adrian’s line this year:
- .336 BA
- .372 OB%
- .570 Slugging %
- 20 HR
- 75 RBI
- 33 Doubles
- 2 Triples