tinfoilxtouch wrote:I think he'll turn it around and hit something like .290 with 25 HR. The problem with trying to buy low on a guy like Tulo is that the owner is generally too invested into him to give up, even long after it's obvious he's a bust. Most people reached and picked Tulo earlier than they should have anyway. Combine the fact that he was probably the owner's 4th round pick with the fact that he probably doesn't have any other viable SS option, and he's going to go down with the ship before he lets him go.
Yeah, I think that it's really a matter of dearth at the SS position. You have the first tier of Hanley and Reyes. Then the 2nd tier which is really a first round pick in JRoll. And then a few rounds later, Tulo. If he didn't get him, he would get "stuck" with Jeter, Tejada or someone mediocre like Hardy, Cabrera, Renteria, etc. It's sort of like the catcher position with Tulo either being Jorge Posada or lumped into the rest of the interchangables.