Re: Revisiting B. McCann after surgery
posted at 8/4/2013 12:49 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
Im not a fan of a Stanton trade. I know he has mucho power, but not a high BA and has had numerous little nagging injuries...Hes only played in 67 games this year and 123 the year before. His BA has been .267 with a 350OBP. His K/BB ratio has been bad, but has looked a little better this year. Although I believe its because they are pitching around him with nobody to protect him in the lineup.
Like J.Upton, Id rather wait to see how he does over the next 3 years and grab him in FA than give up all my top prospects. We have Bogaerts, who could very well be our Stanton. maybe not as much power, but 30HR potentil with a 300BA and high OBP for a lot less at a premium position.
I'd rather sign or trade for a player who is before his prime. Most free agents of that stature get 8-10 year deals that take them beyond their prime. There haven't been many Manny Ramirez types, and even he had issues as his contract neared its end.
I'd love to get Stanton, but I think the cost in prospects would be way too high.
I had hoped we'd have traded Lester for Myers, but I'm not sure KC would have done it. I was for trading for J Upton (with an extension) due to his age. There aren't many 25 year olds with 3500 PAs, 165 HRs and an OPS over .825.
This will make 2 years in a row, unless he comes on strong the last 2 months, that Upton has a very pedestrian year for all the hype. .785OPS last year and hes sitting at .809.
I dont disagree that he has the talent, but to me, has not been consistent and wasnt worth the prospects for only 3 years during our rebuilding years. Ill wait until hes 28 and in his prime when we have lots of payroll flexibility. By then we should know exactly who he is. Is he the .785OPS guy or the .875 one? Hes been back and forth every year.
I dont care if hes before his prime. His production has NOT been consistent year after year.