Dan Lambskin wrote:Cornbread Maxwell wrote:I dont think we will ever see the HR totals that he had in Chicago, but his average and RBI opps will certainly be there.
I have him close to 70 Rs, 25 HRs, 110 RBIs and hitting slightly above .300 with minimal SBs.
In most drafts I have seen he is severly underated.
His injury doesnt worry me very much at this point - he's had plenty of time to recover and has been playing regularly in the WBC and since then as well. There was one mention of a very minor flare up yesterday, but it wasnt anything serious.Danny Knobler on Mlive.com wrote:But it sure seemed like the biggest thing bugging Leyland was that he felt he had made a mistake Sunday. He had Magglio Ordonez DH instead of play right field, and while Ordonez was sitting around between at-bats on a blustery day, he felt his knee stiffen up.
This wasn't a serious problem. Ordonez is fine. He worked out today, and he's on the schedule to go to Vero Beach tomorrow to play the Dodgers. But for a manager who prides himself on perfection (and one just coming off what he calls a ``six-year sabbatical''), this kind of mistake was unacceptable.
http://www.mlive.com/tigers/weblog/inde ... tml#125230
i think those numbers are pretty reasonable, but not sure he'll crack 100 RBI's.
worries me too that he cant play in the cold
No one said he can't play in the cold. He can't DH in the cold - so what Leyland was saying is that Magglio suffers when he is forced to NOT PLAY when it is cold out.
I doubt Magglio will be called upon to DH very often, if ever.
(Of course, if the American League played real baseball - without any DH - this wouldn't be a concern at all. But that's an argument for another time).