Again, the issue isn't striking out by itself. The issue is not hitting homers and walking, which in turns leads to a bit more strikeouts.
And now that friggen Manto has gotten him to change his approach to start free swinging at 1st pitches he's much worse. His patience at the plate and ability to take walks has always been a huge part of his value.
Exactly. All those at bats where he was contributing have became ones where they were not.
What I'm saying is that the guy is GOING to strike out a ton even in years when he is great. The issue isn't that he's striking out a lot because he always does that. The issue is that he's turned the good at bats into additional strikes out on top of the very high total.
That match has so many undertones too, it's Bayern not only beating Barca but taking the title of best team in the world. They already have one of the most talented team, they just sign Goetz from Dortmund and all signs point to them adding Lewandowski as well. They are building a monster over there.
Really sad about Dortmund, they build this amazing young squad but will likely just be a feeder system for big teams, kind of like what Arsenal have become.