bigh0rt wrote:Dropped him? The guy has reached 20 HR each of the last 8 seasons as a SS, has only failed to reach 100 RBI once in 7 years (98, in 2005), and has failed to reach 90 Runs just once in the same span (89, in 2005). He's averaging about 650 AB a season, which for this year, if he continued to underperform, would put him at 80 Runs, 68 RBI, and 8 HR. I have a real tough time believing he'll finish with anything near as low as those totals, despite his drop off the 2nd half of last year which has seemingly carried over. He may not put up his typical numbers we've come to expect, but I think the notion of dropping him is still way extreme.
Agree'd he may not put up the huge power numbers but he is an excellent hitter. Unfortunately Baltimore is very very bad. Maybee he'll finally get his wish and be traded. (Cubs would be a good spot)