Tim Anderson Is Still Out Here Throwing Shade At Marcus Stroman, And I Love It

TA struggled in 2017.  Everyone knows that.  But he dealt with a fuck ton of personal issues that he has been very open about that any normal human would have struggled with work should they have been dealt the same hand.  That said, for some reason unbeknownst to me, something clicked after TA went after Marcus Stroman last year, and I love it.  If Marcus Stroman needs to be the sacrificial lamb that keeps TA playing like he is now, that’s perfectly fine by me.

I know this might not look like a big deal to any regular passerby.  But to me it is, and it should be for all Sox fans as well.  I don’t know why TA has beef with Stroman (and I don’t really care), but it’s clear there’s a direct correlation with TA’s play and his hatred for that punk bitch Stroman.  It’s awesome.

I’m assuming there was bad blood brewing prior to this at bat, and I know there weren’t any punches thrown or anything, but for whatever reason TA clicked after this.  Here are his numbers prior to this brouhaha last year:

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And here they are after it:

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He was one of the better short stops in all of baseball the last two months of 2018 and is off to a great start this year, already registering .5 WAR and 180 wRC+ stat line if you’re a sabermetric nerd, and a nice .269/.367 3 bomb, 4 SB slash line if you aren’t.  He could very well be on his way to a 30/30 year.  Steve Stone all but guarantees it every time he steps into the box.  On top of that, his whole demeanor and attitude is straight up phenomenal.  He’s carrying himself how an organization wants their cornerstone SS to carry himself.  Just straight up exuding confidence right now and it’s awesome to see.  No, I don’t expect him to keep walking at a 13% clip, but if he even saws that in half the White Sox are seriously cooking with gas up the middle.  TA, Yoan, and eventually Robert could all pair for 90 or more bombs and 90 or more stolen bases a piece between the three of them goes according to plan.  Insanity.  Cannot fucking wait

Moral of the story for TA: keep throwing all the shade in the world at Stroman and keep doing whatever you’re doing right now.  Fuck him.  I’m officially calling him public enemy number one for Sox fans.