Part of me thinks that Manny's contract situation could be a motivating factor and my judgement is slightly clouded by his insane second half. On the other hand, I realize Markakis has upside and will contribute in a 5th category (steals) which has been an annual weakness for this team. That he (Markakis) said yesterday he hopes to run more this year is making him slightly more appealing.
My team is good shape both now and long-term so the choice between the two is essentially a luxury. It's a case of making the choice to take a step back in slugging & RBIs for steals, youth, and upside (which I can afford if I want it).
kidsilk wrote:I would rather have Manny now and the next couple of years but it is close because I am high on Markakis too. If you want a long term keeper who will still be producing in 4 years go with Markakis but If you want to win now and the near future you gotta go with Manny. I mean Manny is pretty much guaranteed a 300 avg, 30+HR, 115 RBI and 100 runs. Markakis should also net you a 300avg but less than Manny's, 20-25HR, and 95 RBI with 100 runs. I just like Manny better.
Honestly, I'd go for Markakis. If you could depend on last year's stats, I'd say Manny, but I think he's going to be a lot less motivated after not getting the money he wanted.
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