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Why Don’t We Trust Neil Walker?

Why Don’t We Trust Neil Walker?

Dejan Kovacevic had a few interesting questions today in his morning links.  Wilbur tackled the question of who should be added and removed from the 40-man roster.  I wanted to take a look at the following:
Does it not seem that Neil Walker's performance is seen as fluky, while Jose Tabata's is not? If you think it is seen that way, why might that be?
I don't think it seems that Neil Walker's performance is seen as fluky.  I think Neil Walker's performance is seen as fluky.  I also think that Jose Tabata's performance is seen as legit.  The answer for why many people seem, scratch that, do feel this way is simple: expectations.

Coming in to the season we had very different expectations for each player.  Tabata was a top prospect in the system, arguably the #2-3 guy behind Pedro Alvare...

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