Brendo wrote:1.Montreal is a hitter's park...look at the stats...puerto rico is even more (even if he didn't play there that much last year
2. no offense to Garrett Anderson, but he had as much lineup protection in Montreal.....Jose Guillen has had one, count em, one good year, and Troy Glaus is more fragile than an American Idol contestant's ego
3. i agree here, dude swings at everything, but still, it could have a (minimal) impact
4. No question he's still more valuable than Abreau, but what made Vlad a top-3 pick was 35+stolen bases....if they go away, so does the value of picking him there again
I'm kind of iritated by this post because it's stretching things a bit. For one thing, who's the best protection Guerrero had in Montreal, Vidro? I'm not big on the whole protection thing, but saying he had the same amount in Montreal is ridiculous.
The second thing is, Glaus has had one injury, and that doesn't make a player "fragile".
Guerrero does not swing at everything anymore. He's become much more patient and his walks have risen to where he's much above average.
And Guerrero wasn't picked top three only because of steals. Even if he's only stealing 10 bases he's a top three pick, or at worse a top five. I do agree with you that Anaheim is not as good of a hitter's park, but I really don't think it's going to matter much for him. I think if you watched his games last season when he came back you'll know what I mean.