Exactly where I was going with this.
Unless Bourne had some "lenny Dyktra" - type dynamics, his numbers were not 50m+ worthy.
Geez, he's closer to Jason Bay's numbers.
I don't know enough about him.....
You're projecting DD to be a 15-20 HR guy in CF?
Or the platoon?
I'm projecting based on a full season of Matt at center, although he may not get the shot right away.
I'm hopeful for Cowgill as well, but eventually for rightfield.
The .274-9 HR-57 RBI are irrelevant.
Bourn's value comes from three areas - OBP, SB, and UZR. Over the past three seasons, he's averaged a .346 OBP (better than 2/3 of baseball), 52 SB (#1 in baseball), and 11.8 UZR (#2 in baseball). We'll be incredibly lucky if this group comes even close to one of those.
"The .274-9 HR-57 RBI are irrelevant.
Bourn's value comes from three areas - OBP, SB, and UZR. Over the past three seasons, he's averaged a .346 OBP (better than 2/3 of baseball), 52 SB (#1 in baseball), and 11.8 UZR (#2 in baseball). We'll be incredibly lucky if this group comes even close to one of those."
OH that's right that's what we were missing last year, if only we had Bourn's .346 OBP and his 42 steals, we may have make it to the playoffs LOL
"Sometimes things are simple. We can all hope Cowgill plays well, but he was unable to beat out Coco Crisp with the A's. Coco Crisp is not nearly as good as Bourn."
Crisp had a nearly identical season to Bourn. He's further truth that guys like Bourn grow on trees, and definitely not work 12 million a year for 4 years
Do you think our "CF by commitee" can produce .274 with nine homers, 57 RBIs and 42 steals ?<
Maybe not 42 stolen bases but the other two shouldnt be a problem.
but theyd love the obp and defense
though at the same time, they didnt have a problem w/ jose stealing 39 in 2011
i will say this for den dekker
IMO he has the best shot of any current OF at ST of being a major league regular
he will always k a ton...but his ceiling is a 275 hitter w/ 20 hr, 30 doubles, 20 sb, and excellent defense in cf...thats a starting player any way you cut it
more likely hes a decent 4th of that cant really hit above 220 but provides pop off the bench w/ great defense at all 4 positions (pretty solid arm)