Goat Of The Week: Julio Borbon
Borbon’s greatest contribution to the Rangers’ organization was sitting for the above picture. When Borbon is referenced, it’s usually as “Poor Julio Borbon” because of this great tumblr page. Even SDI’s own Peter Ellwood recently tried to trade the lemon that is Borbon. He isn’t goat of the week; more like goat of the year.
Borbon is entering his prime at 27, so there is a real possibility of him resurrecting his career a la Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis. His 2.4 career rWAR in 216 games is better than Mitch Moreland’s 1.4 career rWAR in 305 games, but that doesn’t fit the local media and fans’ narrative. Perception is a tricky thing that is tough to judge. The bottom line is despite having a very solid Spring Training, Borbon didn’t have a spot on this team. He needs a fresh start and will most likely get that in the next couple of days.
Here’s a clip of Julio in a simpler time.