Monday, August 30, 2010

Carlos Lee fixed his swing, not Jeff Bagwell

Carlos Lee enjoys Jeff Bagwell's presence, but he's not necessarily responsible for Lee's recent resurgence:

"I've played 12 years in the big leagues. I know my swing, and sometimes it takes you to fix it."

Ed Wade:
"I attribute it to good players who got off to slow starts. It's not the formula you'd like to see, but all over baseball there were players getting off to slow starts."

On July 4, Carlos Lee was hitting .232/.279/.379 after two straight 0x4s at San Diego. Since then, beginning with a series sweep against the Pirates, he's been hitting .279/.317/492 - all with a .259 BABIP - and 40% of his hits (20 of 50) have been for extra bases.