Jon Heyman has a story out about the best free agents still on the market. This part jumped out at me...
8. Garret Anderson. Here's another terrific hitter caught in a nightmare of a hitting market. He's been among the more productive outfielders in the AL over the last several years, and while he has seemingly been around forever, he's still only 36.
A terrific hitter who has been among the more productive outfielders in the AL over the last several years.
Major league left fielders, as a whole, posted a 110 OPS+ in 2008.
Anderson posted a 97 OPS+.
He had a 114 OPS+ in 2007, but a 94, 97, and 107 OPS+ in 2006, 2005, and 2004.
He's posted a park-adjusted league average OPS only once in the past four years. He's had an above-average OPS+ for his position only once in the past five years.
BP has him at 11 runs below average for his position in 2008.
And yet, he's being touted as a "terrific hitter."
But the really funny thing about this...seeing who the writer was, I went and looked up who Anderson's agent is, not knowing off the top of my head.
It is, of course, Scott Boras.