pappymojo wrote:Also, wasn't Bay having a great year before the trade? Is there anything to Bay's numbers that would suggest that he is vastly overperforming what he was doing before the trade?
His BA is 50 points higher, and his SB, RBI and R rates are significantly increased over his Pirate numbers.
Bay was having a good year - but since the trade he has been generating better stats nearly across the board.
For other posters, Manny's actions in Boston have nothing to do with accusing him of tanking. To say Manny was tanking because he was acting selfishly or immaturely has little to do with a post-trade tanking accusation. All you have is stats - and the stats would also say Bay was tanking.