In case you don’t remember: until recently, Werth played for the Phillies. More precisely, Werth played extremely well for the Phillies. In 2008, Werth produced a slash line of .273/.363/.498, for an OPS better than all but two full-time Yankees that year (A-Rod and Jason Giambi). In 2009, Werth’s slashline was .268/.373/.506. In the 2008 and 2009 World Series, Werth put up numbers of .351/.500/.676 – really good numbers (small sample size notwithstanding). Last year was Werth’s best: he produced a .296/.388/.532 slash line and was 8th in the National League Most Valuable Player voting.
Werth became a free agent after the end of the 2010 season, and this winter he signed a 7 year $126 million contract to play for the Nationals. Evidently, this decision upset a number of Phillies fans.
So a large group of these fans travelled south yesterday to Washington D.C. to boo Werth. Many of these fans purchased tickets in right field at Nationals Park, all the better to boo right fielder Werth. … Click here to read the rest