Secret Avatar wrote:"But if you can't see why a starting CF (Victornio) has more value than a backup CF (Crisp) then that's your problem."
Yeah, genius? What's your argument for Shane over Patterson or even Roberts 10 rounds later? Oh yeah, you GOT NONE. Thought so.
Let me see....
A) Roberts is 35 years old.
Victorino is 27 years old.
The prime age for hitters is 27 and hitters who rely upon their speed generally decline around 30.
B) Roberts missed a month with a surgery on his elbow last year.
Victorino also missed time with a calf injury but that's more likely to bounce back from.
C) Roberts hit .260 with 2 HRs in 396 ABs.
Victorino hit .281 with 12 HRs in 456 ABs.
D) Roberts had an OPS of .699 last year.
Victorino had an OPS of .770 last year.
E) San Francisco ranked 29th in Runs Scored last year... before losing Barry Bonds in the offseason.
Philadelphia ranked 2nd in Runs Scored last year... and have essentially the same team.
Now, do you really want to keep embarrassing yourself?
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.