zig zag daddy wrote:The Loveable Losers wrote:Yoda wrote:I'm no basher and I really wanted him to succeed. But it was somewhat unrealistic to think that he could keep up for an entire season given how much time he has missed. If he is the real deal, then he will adjust at some point and start hitting again.
Exactly. He did what a TON of young players do. He came up, was red hot, the league adjusted and now he's in a terrible slump. What separates the career minor leaguers from the guys that stick is whether he can make further adjustments and start succeeding again. In any case he can't be sent to the minors...he's a Rule 5 pick-up for the Reds so they're stuck with him on the roster unless they want to ship him back to the DRays.
He's not producing for your fantasy team, but he's still been great for the reds. its funny how you have mixed the two together. The reds are'nt stuck with him, they're more than happy to have him.
You're right in that he can be a valuable real-life player and not be valuable in fantasy. The Reds are probably very happy to be 'stuck' with him but the fact remains that they are stuck with him, whether they're happy about it or not. That's important from a fantasy perspective in that his struggles aren't going to get him demoted to AAA.