The fiery veteran leadership of Carl Everett
7/26/2006 Designated DH Carl Everett for assignment, Carl leaves team
W @ Toronto
LWW @ Cleveland
WLW @ Baltimore
LLL vs Oakland
8/7/2006 Released Carl Everett
WWW vs Tampa Bay
LLLL @ Texas
LLL @ Oakland
8-12 since Carl left the team, a .400 team. With him, they were 48-52, .480
Carl Everett – the can’t-hit-at-all version – was such a great clubhouse leader, brought so much energy to the team that they were a dramatically better team with him than they are without him and getting much better offensive production from the DH.
And look at those teams they did win series against — Baltimore, Tampa Bay, Cleveland. None of them above .500. Over the whole stretch they faced sub-.500 competition ((Toronto 1 * .533 + Cleveland 3*.450 + ….)/total # of games).
Bring back Carl, folks. I don’t think anyone else has signed him yet, maybe we can make some kind of amends. Guarantee next year’s option. What’s it going to take?