Another player is JPA he's had 2 seasons was a highly touted prospect at a hard position to fill but this form makes it sound like he's worthless, people seem to forget that JPA was in his sophomore season one were he improved.
Don't get me wrong I like Hosmer I just think were to hard on both JPA and Rasmus.
There's no way you can say Rasmus has had "one strong year out of 4", and then go say Hosmer "had a solid rookie year". Rasmus had a better rookie year.
Adjusted to 162 games, Rasmus was a 3 WAR player in his rookie year. Hosmer was only a 2 WAR player (also adjusted for 162 games) in his rookie year.
Now, I'm not saying Hosmer won't be as good as Rasmus, or that I wouldn't trade Rasmus for Hosmer (I certainly would), I'm simply stating that it isn't exactly fair to say that Rasmus has only had one good season, and then say Hosmer has also had a solid season. In fact, Rasmus' has had two seasons where he performed better than Hosmer ever has, and has never had a season as poor as Hosmer's most recent season.
I was looking for a guy who could be a good platoon partner for Lind (because if he's staying on this team, he damn sure needs one), and I came across an interesting name: Jesus Guzman, 1B/OF on the Padres. As far as I can tell, their OF is Quentin-Maybin-Venable/Denorfia with Alonso at 1B so he looks like the odd man out, although I'm not exactly well-versed in the Padres' starting lineup. He had a slash of 311/387/509 against lefties last year and I don't imagine he'd cost a lot.
props to vick27m
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Get Lee for Buehrle...I won't stop saying. Make too much sense for both teams.
The Phils need a CF...Ramsus for Ruf (1b is covered...and we get a power OBP bat) Gose is CF and figures it out.
We then have serious speed with power with men on base.
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Not that I want to really trade Reyes...I'd be interested to think what we could get for him though. With me I always think trades should have more than 1 player. So Reyes and who for who?
Does anyone else remember who else was sweet on Reyes last year before he signed with MIA?
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I dont like the idea of trading Reyes, but he would get you a nice return and I like how you think creatively, so I'll play even though I want Jose here. I would want a good offensive shortstop and a banger in return, so I would see if Washington would give us Ian Desmond and Micheal Morse for Reyes and a BP arm. Fills the Reyes SS/leadoff spot and fills out our DH spot with a power bat.
I don't know why everyone wants to upgrade Davis....the above slash lines are Davis' last 4 years against LHP. If you are hoping for something, hope for another left handed hitting slugger. We need another left handed bat at DH to mash right handed pitching a lot more then we need another right handed bat to hit lefties.
I want to see us find a left handed hitting upgrade at DH, and to simply move Lind to the bench.
It would be an expensive bench..but good teams have solid players backing up their starters to make it through 162 games. If you can't get something decent for Lind, then simply use him against RHP or leave him on the bench for when we need him.
Should I have? Honestly, it doesn't make a difference. There's nothing actually wrong with adjusting WAR, despite what you seem to think. It doesn't skew any numbers unless you're a complete idiot and are unable to adjust over 162 games. The only issue with it is you're assuming that each player will continue at there current pace. That can be an issue in some cases when trying to compare using WAR, but in this case, it really isn't a problem. It isn't like Rasmus played 18 stellar games for the month of September, he played 147 games that year. The same can be said for Hosmer (although he only played 128). If I were to say that Darin Ruf had a better rookie year than Hosmer because 6.8 WAR over 162 games, then that would be problematic, and you would have a reason to complain.
That, of course, is not what I did.