stumpak wrote:Most people on this board probably have factored this in, but Roberts will be playing full time again. It is tough to see how he will not steal at least 40 if given 500+ ABs.
Also consider anyone in Toronto as likely to have an uptick. No one ran his guys less than Tosca, so even if the new guy steals only as much as the average MLB manager, guys like Wells could easily wind up with 15+ SBs. Also helping the Wells case is the fact that no one of consequence is hitting behind him.
agree with the first part, but not the second.
the problem with the jays SB situation was not tosca. gibbons is not likely to change anything regarding SBs in toronto. JP says no one runs, so no one will run. as long as JP is in charge expect toronto to be in the bottom half of the majors in SBs.