This was the headline on Reds.com today - the homepage of the franchise. In it, the headline outright lies that Gonzalez is off to a "strong" start. To wit:
Alex Gonzalez's 2009 stats:
.152 - 1 - 6 , if you subscribe to traditional metrics, in 14 games and 51 PA.
He's OPSing a cool .461 and his OPS+ is a wicked 16, so far, for those of you who consider more sabermetric categories.
The people who write for MLB.com and the teams' respective pages probably have a lot of corporate-mandated optimism and corporate-controlled atmosphere, but this kind of stupidity is inexcusable.