Hi, I’m Aubrey Huff – The Rays Killer!

April 2, 2008 at 9:43 pm 8 comments

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What is it with Aubrey Huff when he plays the Rays? He beat the Rays again on Wednesday night going 2-4 with a homer, double, and 4 RBI. He hit the 2-run homer off of starter Matt Garza that brought the O’s within one (6-5). Huff later doubled off of reliever Al Reyes, knocking in two more to make it 7-6 Orioles. He then scored the 8th run and the O’s went on to win 9-6. Is there any player out there that hates his former team more than Aubrey Huff?

Here are his stats against the Rays in his career: .366/.423/.775 in 71 at-bats with 5 doubles, 8 homers, 18 RBI, 16 runs, and a 7/6 BB/K ratio. Last year alone he hit 7 homers against the Rays. What’s most remarkable about that is that he hit 15 homers all year! That’s 7 against the Rays and 8 against all other teams combined. If you skip to this season Huff now has 8 of his 16 homers against the Rays since he’s been in the AL as a non-Ray. That’s 50% of his homers! Last season without playing the Rays Huff hit an abismal .269/.317/.407 with 30 doubles, 8 homers, 58 RBI, 54 runs, with a 41/81 BB/K rate in 487 at-bats. I’m sorry but those are awful numbers, especially for someone who plays poor defense like Huff does.

So I ask you again, is there any player out there who hates his former team more than Aubrey Huff hates the Rays? Better yet, is there anybody out there who needs his former team more than Huff? Without playing the Rays he is no better than Jay Gibbons. Huff should be thanking the Rays for everything they have given him.

-Jonathan C. Mitchell

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  • 1. James D Ardis  |  April 2, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    It’s horrible nowadays that there’s so many horrible teams with so many open holes that pretty much anyone who can put a bat on a ball can find a job as long as he wants to.

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  • 2. Charlie Nehl  |  April 3, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Well…. I guess the ONE good thing the Orioles have is Aubrey Huff. He’s a machine, when healthy. That a few pitching youngsters. rest? trash. 1-161. 😛

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  • 3. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  April 3, 2008 at 7:09 am

    I would side with James on this one. I think Huff is closer to the trash. The O’s have Markakis and Adam Jones to build around. Brian Roberts is very good but should be traded by the deadline.

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  • 4. Charlie Nehl  |  April 3, 2008 at 7:34 am

    well they have some good young talent, it’s hard to say that Jones will pan out or not. The sky is the limit for him, but I agree they need to trade everybody of worth, and get some good prospects. And like their rotation is complete disarray minus Guthrie, and Loewen. They need to get rid of Mora, Payton, Millar, Huff, Hernandez, and Roberts. Out of that group Roberts is probably the only player they can remotely anything good out of. Huff was traded, then came back to the Orioles…. thought that was a bit strange, but Huff did come up with the Orioles, so I’m sure that he’s partial to them. I’d suspect that Wieters should be up in a year or two. Scott Moore was in the Cubs organization for a few seasons, and he’s not all that bad of a player as well.

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  • 5. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  April 3, 2008 at 8:08 am

    I think they should dump those guys soon or when they are on hot streaks (if they ever get one). Huff was actually drafted by the Rays and played with them until he was traded to the Astros then he signed in the offseason with the O’s. I think Wieters will be a fast moving guy too. I can’t wait to see him play. He is going to be very good.

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  • 6. Erik  |  April 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    With a name like Aubrey you better be alot better than that!!! Personally I thought Huff was just like his name. The guy is never happy to be playing the game and when he was decent he was in a HUFF. I think he was a clubhouse cancer constantly talked bad about his teammates and he finally made it to a team that makes sense. What he deserves is to stay in Baltimore until they get good. (Guess you can tell no love lost from me on Huff or Baltimore) I think the two deserve eachother.

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  • 7. Jonathan C. Mitchell  |  April 3, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Haha! Huff, apparently, doesn’t like Baltimore as much as Tampa though. He was getting booed unitl he lit up the Rays. The fans didn’t forget what he said on the radio.

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  • 8. Charlie Nehl  |  April 4, 2008 at 7:14 am

    ahhh all the teams are all melting together. I’m slipping at my old age …… of 25.

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