Thursday, April 18, 2013

2013 Chops- Rounding Out Series 1

 The final four cards in my first series of 2013 Chops:

#11 Andrelton Simmons
As their shortstop spent much of his spring participating in the WBC, Atlanta (as well as the player himeself) declared that the smooth-fielding Simmons was 'game ready' for the start of the season. And he certainly appeared to be, after hitting .333 with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and a .382 OBP during the Netherlands great run in the WBC.

Twelve games (and 45 at-bats) into the 2013 season, and Simmons is hitting only .200 and the experiment of him hitting lead-off is a thing of the past, at least for right now, anyway. He's still a force on defense, and his offense will come around- so I'm not worried.

#12 Dan Uggla
Uggla, on the other hand, worries me. Offensively. Defensively. How many more years is he signed up for?   I'll give the guy this: he does give it his all out there.

#13 Jonny Venters
 Has Venters' problems been physical or mental?  I guess we'll find out once he comes off the DL.

#14 Hank Aaron
My goal in creating cards of former players: FINDING PHOTOS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN USED ON CARDS BEFORE- something Topps should try to practice. 

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