Ok; I got off on the wrong foot with some of you. Oldfoagie is Old school. I take your points. I say we can both be right. Mora could pull a HOJO or Dale Murphy too. I don't think so. I don't expect an all star. I expect him to be what O'Dowd signed him to be. I also expect a guy who cares and won't mail it in. I expect a good teamate. I expect him not to have last years line. My perspective is being an avid baseball fan for over fifty years. I've seen players flash in the pan. No greater example than a former school mate of mine , David Clyde. I'm not against stats new or old. They can lie. Andrew; do me a favor and look up Bob Aspromonte. He was never a great hitter but was above average. What he was known for back in the day was being the poor man's Tony Perez. You won't see it in the stats; he was one of the most clutch performers I've ever seen. He had a knack for breaking other teams backs with the timely hit. It wouldn't be necessarily late inning RISP. It would just be the one that counted. He often would have a 4ab 1hit line. He did not always get the RBI, but set it up. Managers would cringe when he came up. This was on teams with notables like Joe Morgan, Rusty Staub, Jimmy Wynn. All great to very good hitters in their primes The Astros traded all of them away and kept Aspro the Astro. The other point is being an Oldfoagie; I see too much of a negative attitude. It's the begining of the season guys! The Rox are not the BUCS! Let's get behind the new guy and put the good Karma on. I will call'm and we will disagree. Isn't that what the site is all about? I want people to succeed on the team. That's what my first to posts were about. I'm not above constructive criticism and I am not above giving it. I think Melvin Mora being here will help Stewart, Barmes, Tulo and others on this team by the example he sets as a person as much as a player. I don't see a set of numbers and an old backup; I see a person. Being an Oldfoagie; I get defensive about that.