Tavish wrote: J35J wrote:
Oh, I'm not bitter with Aviles leaving at all. I'm shocked that we got 2 guys for him. I'm not sure Navarro is all that great but saying he can do better than the 2011 Aviles isn't too much of a stretch I think and Volz might be a good bullpen arm down the line. I'm just saying that Gio's upside is pretty limited as well. Not an exciting prospect if I may say so.
No, Gio isn't much in the grand scheme of things....but upgrading Getz is fairly exciting as a Royals fans...we don't exactly have much more to look forward too.
I think the expectations are being set way too low for Giavotella. He has a very solid chance of being a yearly 2-3 WAR type player even with average at best defense. That isn't limited upside, that is a good everyday 2B for most any team.
I definitely agree that he has everyday starter potential. But I don't think he can be any more than a 2nd division starter. There's already 8 2B this year with more than 3WAR, 2B is a deep position. Giavotella's upside is probably an average 2B, do I like him more than Getz, of course(for now anyway, I want to see just how bad his defense is. Something resembling a Callaspo defense would be okay with me). But it's just not as exciting as say, if Will Myer was promoted after a good year.