hot4tx wrote:Josh Hamilton could put up numbers with similar value to Rios, but so could Kemp, D Young, Justin Upton, Francouer, J Hermida, J Willingham, M Cameron, J Bruce, etc. They are less likely to, but they could do it. Or they could continue to do about what they've been doing or regress.
So if you're counting on Josh Hamilton to put up Rios numbers in order to make it worth it for you I think that's a bad idea, as Rios could just as likely ascend into the elite hitters this year.
I'm not so sure that Rios will ascend much higher than where he is. Chances are he will stay around where he is. I think given Hamilton's pedigree (GTWMA would love this argument), park and another year of experience that he has a chance to absolutely break out in 08. Not to say that I would trade Rios for Hamilton straight up since Rios's perceived value is much higher but Hamilton seems like the real deal. He was probably the highest regarded prospect since Arod.