Sunday, August 10, 2008

all aboard the G-train

Bernie Miklasz had a few words about Troy, and I thought I'd share them:

He's third among big-league third basemen in RBIs and sixth in homers.

And he's durable; only five third basemen have logged more innings than Glaus this year.

"He's tough-minded," La Russa said. "You look at it, and when he's not getting results he doesn't give you any indication that he's discouraged. You don't see him back off in the field, you don't see him back off in his at-bats. He just competes."

Glaus has outhomered Rolen 21-6, has 41 more RBIs than Rolen, and his slugging percentage is 91 points higher than Rolen's. In Toronto, Rolen continues to be bothered by shoulder fatigue and pain and has hit eighth in the lineup in recent days.

Oh, and Glaus gets along with the manager.