Yeah he's taken the next step and that step was backwards. How can you post those stats, and ignore last years?
I didnt ignore anything. I stated in my post that he was hurt last year. The 2 years before that he was as good of an outfielder as you could find. The guys is a stud! I dont get all this 40 homer talk either as if you cant be considered elite unless you hit 40 homers. I can think of a ton of guys who are or were considered elite at there position who never hit 40 homers.
I say he easily is a top 15 this year and anyone who would make the statement that he never will be again is silly.
His upside is as a top 15-20 OF
, and TheAD's comment was meant as an overall top 15-20 (I believe anyway, and that's what I meant if that's not what AD meant). Anyone who says it's silly to say that he will never again be a top 15-20 overall
player is a good deal more than silly.
Anything is, of course, possible, but I don't see a total career renaissance on the horizon, just a patented Jason Bay mini-hot streak, which he put up even when he was merely
I flipped him along with Fukudome for Corey Hart and Joe Blow, so I'm no longer invested, so you're welcome to accuse me of bias.