Erboes wrote:They said that when they lost Giambi and Tejada won the MVP. They usually find a way. Chavez is just entering his prime years, and will be the focus of their offense, much like Tejada was when he won the MVP. With a return to form of Dye and one more bat somewhere else, he is primed for big numbers.
The difference to me is that when the A's lost Giambi, they had Chavez to protect Tejada. Now they've lost Tejada, and they don't have a bat to protect Chavez. I have a hard time putting my money on Dye to protect him. If the A's sign a bat, someone who can protect Chavez, then I agree he could be in for a nice season. If they go with Dye, I'll take my chances elsewhere.