Bruce Jenkins at the Chron does not usually irritate me. However, he checks in with a mishmash of ignorance. In short: look past a batter's statistics except for the ones I know and love like RBI and AVG because I am completely ignorant of these crazy new stats. It doesn't bug me when people critique saberstuff with some knowledge, but do people have to be so proud of how little they know? Like it's a badge of honor?
Speaking of seeing past the numbers, my eyes tell me Haren has electric stuff and has pitched extremely well 90% of the time, with a really crappy 10%. Baby Winexp hates Haren, but that's an argument for another day. Anyway, here's a blurb on extending Haren. Also, on injuries:
Outfielder Bobby Kielty believes he'll be back from a strained left oblique muscle by the start of the next homestand and said he might be able to play at Boston this weekend after hitting from the left side without pain. He also hit right-handed but said he felt "a little weak'' from that side. ... Bobby Crosby hit off a tee Monday, but his fractured left ankle was too sore to do so again Tuesday, so the shortstop did some throwing instead.