Okay forget Bourn & trade for Josh Willingham<
Now you are talking.
I think we should get BOTH Bourn and Willingham...that would make our OF very solid and our lineup pretty good.
Looks good to me.
Well, there are no rumors about him and the Mets, so it's all conjecture. My thinking is that is we're going to give up several prospects for a player, we need to at least get several years out of him. On the other hand, with a 34 year old, you don't know if you can count on him for 3-4 years.Willingham's BA has hovered around .250-.260 for the last few years. Will it stay there, or drop right away to .240? Will he still hit 30 hrs at Citi, or will it be 25 the first year and drop from there?
My main objection is I don't want to trade den Dekker who brings speed and defense to the game, and would be more likely to improve at the bat over the next few years than tail off. Odds are, Willingham would be the better player this year, but that's not a certainty.
He's been a real solid player, but his age is a concern and he's never really sparkled defensively. But he's always had a good bat.
At the same time, you have to acknowledge that "perfect" outfielders are few and far between. You can pick apart almost anyone if you try
Also, it's always loads of laughs to see certain people clamoring for a guy who strikes out at a higher rate then our own player that they call "whiffboy"