Mueller- Leaving a Soft, Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Former players on any given team are rarely referred to in a positive manner by the fans.  Sammy Sosa, Nomar Garciaparra, Roger Clemens.  You don’t see too many well-wishers from the fans on their former team.  Sometimes the players bring it on themselves.  Usually, it’s just a case of fan mentality taking over.

Thirdbaseman Bill Mueller signed with the Dodgers today to a two-year contract.  Rumor has it the contract was less than what the Pirates had offered him. 

Mueller is often described as a “solid” player and a “steady” hitter.  A “gap” hitter.  But let’s not kid ourselves.  He’s no Alex Rodriguez… or even Mike Lowell.

That said, the commenters over at Baseball Musings, have nothing but good things to say about Bill.  Glowing phrases from Sox fans like “a true professional” and “a joy to watch”.

Those are pretty strong words, IMO.


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