teddy ballgame wrote:while Young is getting older and I think on the decline.
Young is 30 and hasn't declined in the last 4 years. His HR were down a bit last year, but not by much and right in line with his 2003 numbers. His BA in 2006 was in line with his 2003 and 2004 numbers (2005 being a little higher than he'll consistently hit). He had 215 hits for the 3rd straight year (2003 he only had 204). The last 2 years he hasn't stolen as many bases because he hasn't gotten the green light as much hitting in front of Tex.
So I don't see any reason to mention his age and decline. I understand that he most likely has reached his potential at his age, but it's not like he's 35 or shown any decline.
That said, I agree with Yoda that I probably won't take either in a re-draft league unless they drop quite a bit. Just too many other SSs with not-too-far off numbers that you can get later.