Just let the guy go. They made a mistake and just move on at this point. People on here should just admit that they were wrong about him.
Hope hes gone, i hate this guy so damn much.
Neither player is worth losing sleep over. I thought losing Flaherty hurt more than DJ and Colvin, to be honest.
Not even defending the trade, but that kind of production in CF is garbage. Better than Joe Mather? Yes. But still garbage for any sort of team who wants any sort of idea of winning to permeate their brain.
Last edited by 1908_Cubs; 12-04-2012 at 02:49 PM.
I'll take Stewart over Betancourt
Save the kittens, ignore sbs' posts
Red Sox hater since 10/2011
It is anyway, not anyways.
The "better than Mather" comment was referring to LeMahieu.
We got a .640 OPS out of our CFers last season and .688 OPS out of RF. So even if we go with the idea that his road performance last year was his real ability level, he still would have been an upgrade for us last season.
And that's assuming that his road OPS is his one true ability level. He's got better performances in his background and is a former high pick, exactly the kind of player people are drooling over most of the time these days.
LeMahieu and Colvin were worth 3.8 fWAR last season. We paid Ian Stewart and Joe Mather to roughly $2 million more to provide -1.4 fWAR in the same positions.
It was a horrible, horrible trade.
So we don't want or need 1.0-1.5 fWAR players in their pre-arb years?
Especially at two positions (LH 4th OFer and utility man who can be a platoon option at 3b) that we are looking to fill this offseason?
Also, LeMahieu had a slightly higher OPS on the road last year. Not that it proves Coors didn't help, but it's worth noting.