gws226 - I based the 120 RBI number on these facts:
1) He would be batting cleanup in the Colorado Lineup behind Helton who gets on base over 40% of the time
2) He has had a history of significant RBI production - 140 RBIs in his full season in Colorado pre-injury.
It was a bit of a gamble, but not too bad. And as bad as he's been, including the injury time, he's still on pace for about 90 RBIs. If he had his average up by about 10 points (to a solid .250) and raised his slugging to close to his average pre-injury (about +20 points to .480) I think 120 RBIs would be posible.,
Now... taking my rose-colored galsses off... I am thinking he WON'T raise his average, or take walks, or improve his slugging... so I think 100 RBIs would be a stretch.
Oh, and I also have Thome and Aubrey Huff, so I know all about people falling far short of expectations
. No chance in trading him to the Huff owner... that's me!
Pokeyouindaeye wrote:Apparently he was almost dealt for encarnacion...
LOL - I will propose that in my league right now! I won't be affraid to pull the trigger.