fang wrote:I still don't understand what makes people want Holliday over Bay. Holliday in citi = David Wright last year. Holliday couldn't hit in The Coliseum, what makes you think he can hit here?
Bay is consistently a bottom of the barrel defensive OF. Because of this wide difference in defensive ability, Holliday's 93 games as an Athletic (3.0 WARP) were almost as valuable as Bay's entire 2009 season (3.5 WARP), and more than Bay's 2008 season (2.9 WARP). Moving Bay from Fenway (and the fielder-friendly Green Monster) to Citi is like moving Adam Dunn to CF; with that spacious field, there's a ton of room to run terrible routes and misjudge fly balls.