He may have lost some weight, but he lost his control too. What good is being able to field your position if everyone is hitting a home run off of you? *Sigh* I used to cherish you so much, Boof.
Boof Bonser (FKA John Bonser)
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, FL
Weight: 245 (sometimes)
MLB Debut: 5/21/2006
A more critical look:
|2005||No Major League Stats|
Positive: You lost 5 fewer games in 2008 than you did in 2007. You allowed 60 less hits. You walked 29 less batters.
Negative: You started in 18 less games and you weren't even on the DL. You pitched 54.2 less innings. Your ERA is startlingly high for a (wannabe) starter.
Allow me to be frank, Boof; you're just not nearly as reliable as you used to be. Maybe that's not true. Maybe you were never reliable and it just took a long time to realize that you're inconsistent. I know you want a spot in the starting rotation and you know that Twins' fans like to scream names that make the "ooooo" sound in them (see: Cristian Guzman, Lew Ford). I'm willing to compromise with you. Lower the ERA, stop acting like a baby and I will appreciate you again. At Twinsfest there was a note on your table that read "Hurricane Boof". No one wrote "Trainwreck Boof". I'd like to see you pitching like you did in 2006. That was lovely.
Remember how we traded A.J. to get you, J. Nathan and F. Liriano? Remember how everyone was like, "This has really turned out to be a great deal for Minnesota!"? Guess what, Boof. . . everyone's real happy with Nathan and I think we're all learning to trust Liriano again. You're good, Boof, but I've noticed you've had trouble showing it to the world. I understand you're on a team that simply has no "veteran" starters to show you the ropes, but let's be serious: you were around for the days of B. Radke and J. Santana. Plus, you've got the catching expertise of J. Mauer and M. Redmond.
Positive: Listening is key
Negative: You don't need my help figuring out what happened here
Meanwhile. . . What the heck is this about? It appears to be on a bathroom wall, but the jury's out for now. Something for you to chew on.