Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I
posted at 1/2/2014 1:52 PM EST
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Consider the situation with Bogaerts. For God's sake let the kid play and let him add value like the projected ROY candidate he is likely to be. He's this year's potential Will Myers. And some here want to lose a pick, lose $10 million in revenue and reduce his potential value proposition?
I don't get it at all.
Wil started 2013 in AAA. I think the Rays gained a year of control by waiting.
Not a good example to use in your argument.
I'm not saying I am for starting Bogey in AAA, but I was just pointing out that there is a benefit to our future by doing so, just as the draft pick tied to the Drew question can benefit our future.
The point was that it was a bad trade FOR KC. KC didn't add value before trading him. They bailed on a guy who put up huge numbers just the year before and was the consensus potential ROY.
Middlebrooks's value may go up or it may go down, but to me considering the injuries and the numbers he had put up in years prior to 2013, I think he probably adds value if he stays and plays.
He hit .276 after coming back from AAA. I'm fine with that with his power potential.
Depends on how much just one GM out there values him right now.
If he is as good as many posters here believe he is, then why is it such a stretch to think one GM out there desperate for a 3Bman would offer fair value in return for taking a chance on Middy right now?
Other GM might believe he "adds value" by playing in 2014.