GradySizemore wrote:Don't get me wrong he is a nice player but if you are to tell me right now honestly that you think Coco will have better numbers at the end of his career than what Marte will compile I will call you a fool!
For every propect that lives up to his expectations, there are dozens that come nowhere near them.
So while I do expect that Marte will have a fine career, since Crisp is already producing at a decent level, the odds that he'll have a better career are on his side, IMO. You can go ahead and call me a fool, but I'm not a believer that prospects are sure things.
I'm also not that optimistic that all sorts of .810 OPS LFs are hanging out at the unemployment office waiting for a call.
I just think its a curious deal to make in light of last season. Cleveland does have a lot of young talent so maybe they are building for the future. That does make sense, but if I was a Cleveland fan I would have expected a big push for this year. Trading a competent OF for a top prospect is about the future not about this year.
And not only can Blake and Boone be every bit as bad as they were last year, they could be worse.