Dont get me wrong I like rasmus but are we better with izturis at 2nd and boni in cf? Sure neither have big pop in the bat but if you get 2011 boni with a 290avg, 360 obp with 60 sbs, maicer at about 270avg and 330 ish obp. With much fewer strikeouts, better obp and stealing ability but less dingers arent these 2 more valuable in the everyday lineup then a 220avg 290obp 20 hr guy?
umm boni was injured all season and a 293 avg with 360 obp with 40 steals is a pretty good yr
2010 Rasmus is still better. You don't really know what you're going to get from both these guys year to year because it's not like either one has been consistent in their careers. I'll take the potential of Rasmus over Bonifacio's potential.
Defense. Also, why are you assuming that Bonifacio is what he was in his career year? That's kinda crazy IMO.
ha its ironic, thats exactly what we have done with colby, he's been a 220avg
290obp for 2 yrs now. atleast boni's bad year were his avg, steals and obp were still better then rasmus was because of injuries. boni also has gotten better every year, except last years injury plagued season. colbys trending towards lind territory.
No, our lineup is not better without him.
If Rasmus can be consistent all year, then it's a major bonus. If he does what he did last year and in spurts shows how good he can be then our lineup is still better with him.
Rasmus has as much potential as anyone, but he's sort of a bone head. I still would want him to be our every day CF unless Gose dramtically gets better with the stick, then Rasmus can be trade bait.
Value as in trade value, or value as in that scenario will help the team to win more games?
Help the team win more games.
As a utility player, Boni has a chance to add a lot of value off the bench by being a higher-calibre back-up than this team has trotted out in the backup infield/PR situations recently. He will get ample opportunities to produce at 2B/3B/SS/LF/CF. If he instead starts full time in CF, yes, he might produce a bit more value than a struggling Rasmus. But that then relegates Rasmus to being a 5th OF (with more-or-less zero opportunity to add value) and gives those same backup opportunities to a guy like Mike McCoy.
Bonifacio is only better than Rasmus if he repeats his career year while Rasmus continues to sturggle. Expecting Boni to produce at that level is a little foolish.
Besides, Boni has a chance to be extremely valuable as a bench player. If you make him your everyday CF then we have no backup infielder.
Agree, but I don't think Bonifacio is going to threaten Rasmus in CF for every day duties even if he plays really well. Bonifacio will most likely get more playing time in the infield then OF, barring injuries.
But yea he's huge as a bench player, but if he hits well and steals a lot of bases then he would earn more playing time as a starter.