Assuming Lind is still going to hit 5th, I'm not sure he will receive any better protection than he did last year, regardless of the additions we have had. Do you think he picks up where he left off or does anyone expect a little regression?
I'm curious what kind of money he would have received on the market had AA not locked him up.
If him and Bautista both play to their potential next year, I think our 3-4 spot is right up there with the best (Fielder/Cabrera).
I'm hoping he does well enough to give Jose the protection he needs. If Jose sees some fastballs because of the combination of speed on base and EE behind him we will score plenty of runs. That's all I ask of him at this point. The numbers will work themselves out.
While I'm expecting some regression, the fact is that the numbers from last year came about because of a change in his swing, not some fluke. This leads me to think that he should be able to keep up a similar rate of production.
I think he found his swing, no thanks to Murphy, so I am expecting him to have another good year. But, I hope it wasn't a 1 off and pulls a Lind, Hill or Johnson. Really need him to deliver. Theres alot ridng on his performance, we do not need another hole to fill.