How about Kolten Wong?!
Finally, we’re seeing the version of the young second baseman that we all expected hoped for. Since he rejoined the team (and overcame the ill-timed stomach bug that delayed his first game back), he’s done nothing but collect five hits (including two bunt base hits in one game and a bases-clearing double on Sunday), drive in three runs while scoring three of his own, draw a walk, and swipe two (ultimately important) bases.
Basically, he single-handedly brought the power of small-ball back to The Lou.
Not bad for a guy simply trying to “shorten his swing,” eh?
I think we’re all in agreement that his swing and/or his defense was the cover story for the real reason for his two-week stint back at AAA Memphis. That reason went deeper. However, unlike many, I have a theory that doesn’t involve Mike Matheny’s personal grudge or John Mozeliak’s baseball incompetence.
Let me assume something else for a moment, not because I have direct knowledge of the M&M duo’s g...