2009 Stats as of 6/18.
Juan Rivera - .316/.352/.505
Garret Anderson - .260/.294/.367
Does anyone still think it was a dumb idea to sign Rivera instead of Anderson?
Though we're only about 40% through the season, I think the answer is obvious. Rivera, as many of us had suspected, has produced once given a full-time job. Save your comments about GA being a second half player and point to his .851 post All-Star OPS the last three years. Rivera has also performed well in the second half the last three years, posting a .841 OPS during that time period. And let's not forget that the first half of the season counts for something, too.
I am thankful that Tony Reagins made this decision.