jmcampbe11 wrote:TheMaizeAndBlue wrote:I think your best option obviously would be to try and get Nathan, if that's not an option I guess it really depends on what kind of starters are out there on the waiver wire right now. Personally I'd probably go with Wilson simply because it's easier to find adequate SP on the wire. I also like the Braun side better, I simply don't think Sizemore will bat much better than .270, I see him as a much better version of Mike Cameron, has power, has speed, just doesn't seem to be able to maintain a BA around .300. Braun is batting .315 this season, .285 last season, and .324 the season before. He will be a significant inprovement in that category.
1) Any concern about Braun's modest power numbers so far?
2) Do you truely believe Braun can hit over .300 (he hasn't in the past)?
3) Am I better off making this trade instead - GIVE) Hamilton/Carpenter/Zobrist FOR Beltran/Cano/ E.Jackson? Here's the link to the thread for context - viewtopic.php?t=387721
1) No, it's still a small sample size and I'll stick with him knowing he hit 34 and 37 HRs the last 2 seasons and that he is still young and has room to improve.
2) Yes. Braun's career average in the majors is .306, in 2005 he hit .341 and .355 between the advanced rookie league and single A. in 2006 he hit .289 in AA. In the 2006 fall league he hit .326. In 2007 he hit .354 before being called up. His lowest average in his entire career was .285. I truly believe he's a .300 hitter.
p.s. What do you mean by he hasn't in the past? Those numbers look pretty good to me.
3) I like the other one slightly better, although I do feel that Braun is a slightly better keeper than Sizemore.