Shock6822 wrote:There's about a 35-40 SB deficiency in Sizemore, 12-15 in Braun, and he's even with Braun on HR. So really, I view Miggy like this... =HR with Braun +20-25 RBI over Braun -3-10 R under Braun -12-15 SB under Braun =AVG with Braun
I can see the arguments on all sides like that I guess.
I'd be willing to bet that Cabrera hits 20 points higher than Braun this year.
AquaMan2342 wrote:I'm taking Cabrera first. Looking at last year's stats is not sufficient in making a decision like this. It completely disregards Cabrera's transition period to the AL. He hit about 20 points below his career average and had a career-worst walk rate. His second half turnaround is much more indicative of his potential in Detroit, especially given all the injuries that ravaged the team last year. I think he should be the favorite for AL MVP going into 2009 and will reward your fantasy team as such.
I agree that MCab has the potential to be a triple crown threat. Last year's 1,000 run Tigers flopped and took Cabrera with them. He'll be hitting clean-up all season. I can see him hitting over 40Hrs, 130RBI, and .320. Braun and Grady just aren't as likely to post the stellar numbers that MCab should.