Without a doubt, Adrian Gonzalez's move from spacious, weak-lineup San Diego to comfy, loaded-lineup Boston could allow him to become one of the elite 1B in the game, soundly above the ranks of Teixeira, Howard - even Votto possibly. Some fantasy websites are speculating a possible .300-40-120 season!
However, there may be a catch. The prized 1B had shoulder surgery at the end of this past season. According to Rotoworld, Francona said A-Gon won't swing a bat until March (http://www.rotoworld.com/content/player ... 932&spln=1
). How concerning should this shoulder injury recovery be?
If he feels 100% in early March, his numbers will likely rise and maybe be career bests. If the shoulder injury is one that lingers, A-Gon could have a slow first half (adapting to the AL/laid-back city to intense city too) and would dampen his 2011 value. Is he a riskier-than-believed play, or am I just paranoid (yes, I have him in a keeper)?