os_gamejunkie wrote:As far as injuries are concerned: I'd go with Chris Carpenter, not an easy injury to rebound from plus he's had Tommy John surgery in the past.
Production wise: I'm going to take a stab at Abreu. The Abreu vs. Beltran debates are over. Still has plate discpline and will tally runs and walks, but I believe age is taking it's toll.
Interesting that a lot of the preseason predictions look to be coming true. I remember a lot of notable people (can't remember who) predicting a major down year for Abreu. I don't think anyone thought it would be this extreme, but at least they were closer than the general consensus of the cafe, which was that he would be a great as a Yankee for one full year and a "lock" for good numbers.
Count me in the group who thought he would be great this year.