Yoda wrote:He went to Dusty Baker's School of Baseball?
Yes, and my SP is leading off versus lefties.
I guess I was just saying those are Houston's best 2008 hitters IMO. I was just putting Berkman at 5 because the other two run so much better. I could see a Pence, Berkman, Lee, Tejada 2-5 but I just wouldn't be too optimistic about Tejada as a Houston fan.
sure that lineup looks good, but im confused as to what the stros are trying to do now. do they really think they have a shot at winning anything in the next few years? i sure dont think so. so why trade some of the only pieces you have in your farm for this deal...
not that i think they gave up alot, because they really didnt. im surprised a contender couldnt top this offer.
Compounding people's skepticism about the net gain should be the fact that they are non-tendering Evertt. I am not a sabrematrician, but I recall seeing the contribution his defense makes as more than making up for his anemic offense. Tejada at .290/20 is not $13M/year better than Everett's weak bat + great defense.
Adam Everett a gold glove caliber SS is just left out in the wind here? I know the Astros need offense, I guess they could still deal Everett for something.
Somebody mentioned that the Astros need SP, the Tribe has at least 3 guys available that could be had relatively cheap: Cliff Lee who won 18 games a couple years ago, Jeremy Sowers who struggled last year, but is still a nice potential #3 SP, and Aaron Laffey who pitched well for the Tribe last year. Those 3 and perhaps Adam Miller, who is also available, are going to fight it out for the #5 job. So 3 of these 4 guys, all of which should be on some Major League club will be in the minors.
As for Tejada, he is declining and I think it is because he quit taking roids, but he is still productive for a SS. Worth a shot it does not look like the Astros gave up much to give him.
P.S. Are you sure that they are non-tendering Everett? I would think that they could trade him for something.
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