Giambis wrote:I don't think he's going to get to where he was the past couple year...Just no signs of life yet, and while I think he'll eventually get going, the lineup around him is absolutely putrid, which will limit his runs and rbis...
In short, the guy is ticking me off.
Cue the always clever and appreciated "Drop him" responses.
i think roninmedia makes a good point. we all always gave pujols the benefit of the doubt and said pujols is the undisputed #1 pick because he's always good, and not just that but also consistent. everyone knows arod's ceiling is as high as pujols or higher, except he hasn't been as consistent lately. if pujols has a down year this season like arod has, then maybe the #1 spot won't be undisputedly pujols' anymore. maybe it'll be a competition between arod and pujols again like it used to be. or someone else could jump in there like jose reyes.
the only other player besides pujols that we give 100% benefit of the doubt on that he'll be consistent year in and year out is johan santana i think. maybe this is foreshadowing of a deadarm period or TJ surgery for santana in the next couple of years.