All season long I've been hearing talk about Jose Bautista. I don't get it.
Team Issued card, 1993
He had a really nice season in 1993, going 10-3 with an ERA of 2.82. He was 4-2 as a starter and 6-1 out of the pen. It was a great year, though he did get suspended for three games for intentionally throwing at the Giants Mark Carreon on June 11.
In 1994 he fell off a bit, going 4-5 and his ERA rose to 3.89, though he was injured for part of the season. But in December, the Cubs granted him his free agency. He went on to spend time with the Giants, Tigers, and Cardinals through the 1997 season, but was not very good those years.
So why are we talking about Jose Bautista in 2011??
Oh, that's why!