schmidty wrote:walkoffblast wrote:schmidty wrote:
Considering many of us are considering dropping Maggs from our "virtual" teams, and all we care about is on-field production, I think the team's position is extremely defensible. It's not like Maggs had a 3 HR game or anything. He had one freakin' single, which happened to come with a man on base. When that qualifies as a statement game, you know a guy really sucks.
Anyway, I'm done with Maggs this year. Dropped him (for Aubrey Huff) in one league and traded him over the weekend (along with Edwin Jackson for Nick Markakis) in another. I am officially Maggs-free. Which probably means - let the comeback begin
If there were 30 teams in your league and your other option was rayburn would you be dropping him? The RBI was a sac fly.
A sac fly! Well, that certainly changes things
Ordonez's performance this year has been well below replacement level for an outfielder. A 0.690 OPS doesn't cut it. Even hitting 0.225, Rayburn's is higher. At a certain point (which I think the Tigers have reached), I see the logic in a team wanting to give at-bats to a hitter in his 20s and see what he can do. Yeah, Rayburn's probably not the future ... he's had chances and doesn't seem to be more than a fringe mlb hitter at best. But other guys could get more pt too. And its not like they even have to cut him (like fantasy teams are doing). They can bench him or demote him. What would be suspicious is if Maggs was playing well, the Tigers were out of contention, and then he started losing his playing time. But from strictly a "winning ballgames" mentality (present and future), I think the Tigers are making the right call. He should get at bats to prove himself again at some point.
plus Maglio is awful defensively