So Brian Anderson's hitting... in Pale Hose Talk Posted March 7, 2008 · Edited March 7, 2008 by lostfan · Report reply I'm not sure why some of you guys are so unequivocally hostile to Jerry Owens, it's true he has shown no power and he's an average defender with a weak arm but it's not like he is a horrible waste of a roster spot like Darin Erstad or Andy Gonzalez. He's got a professional attitude and he's shown that he's willing to do what it takes to become a bona-fide major leaguer. Whether he can do that is another story but t the very least he has shown enough improvement in the majors (after always hitting for a decent average in the minors) to deserve the opportunity to try to prove he can keep getting better. It doesn't have to be as the starting CF, even the 4th OF. I might get raked over the coals for making this suggestion but if Brian Anderson in '06 had the work ethic Jerry Owens had since coming to the majors... this whole conversation would be moot.