bigh0rt wrote:Injuries are injuries, and they affect performance. On top of the missed time, these guys frequently play less than 100% before finally heading to the DL, and come back not 100%, as well as having to actually ease back into the swing of things, hitting 95 MPH fastballs and such and such. There are players who have down years after monster years (See: Adrian Beltre, 2005), but there's certainly no correlation between any off-season reports or spring training performance that I've ever seen even written about seriously.
Hmm yeah i know but am I the only one that thinks that guys like Matt Kemp and Adam Lind are going to pull a tulowitzki? Kemp more so than Lind . Kemp looks like he's been way too hollywood in the off season.
And then there's the contract year players who sign their huge contract and then suck the following season.
Example Cano, Beltre, Oliver Perez(he's always sucked though). Of course there are players that actually maintain their high level of play after signing the contract but there's guys you know are going to suck after signing theirs.