stevethumb wrote:seems like a very good fit and the $ is very agreeable BUT i have always thought of burrell as very ordinary/mediocre..his OBP and career HRs look good but .250 BA and averaged 'only' 92 RBIs the last 3 years in that lineup in that ballpark..meh
on a side note, does anyone have any concerns that he may be slow to adapt to the AL and his role as DH ?
is the Trop a neutral park ? will that dampen his power (compared to citizen's bank)?
Trop dampens offense by 5-10 percent compared to CBP, according to most park factors. And, some studies indicate players switching from the NL to the AL face a further decline in their numbers. Great move for the Rays...I'd like to see what the overall impact is projected to be for Burrell in the major projections sytems.
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