Last December's free agent signing of Aaron Rowand generated lots of comments by us Giants fans. I think Ott summed it up best:
So, which Rowand are we getting? The .270/.320/.420 from his worse years, or the .310/.370/.515 from last year? If the former, then yeah, this stinks. If the latter, I don't hate this move.
So let's see how our group wisdom turned out:
AVG OBP SLG HR
Rowand 2008: .271 .339 .410 13
McCoven: .286 .352 .462 18
AVG: The lowest guess was .263 by koel; the highest was .315 by antinous. Our winner at .270, the second-lowest guess, was jasomack. Coming in second at .274 was groug.
OBP: We did better on this prediction. Ever-optimistic antinous had the highest guess at .380; lowest guess was .330 by jasomack. Tied as our winners were koel (.338) and Dan from NM (.340). Jasomack's low guess was good for second place.
SLG: We apparently expected more from Aaron. Antinous, consistent to a fault, predicted a high of .530; Natto went with an even .500. Most pessimistic prediction was .420 by our winner, jasomack. Second place, with the second-lowest guess, goes to Scottsdale.
HR: Most of us thought AT&T would depress Rowand's HR total. Even so, antinous thought he'd be good for 25 jacks. Viva Gigantes thought 24, and even sober-minded Evan guessed 23. Scottsdale averred only 8 HRs. Our tied winners, with guesses of 14, were Cookyman and koel. Just behind was Drysdalecousin with 15, and groug had 16.
Overall, jasomack won two of our four categories, and came in second in another. And in the fourth category, HR, he would have been listed as tied behind groug. Honorable mention to koel for winning (in ties) two categories.
I'll close with a quote from the projection thread by kennv: "Stupid Rowand. Stupid Sabean. Stupid stupid stupid."