bdrotoronto wrote:Wait a minute.. WHAT?!?..
For somebody that hasn't read what I have it might some unbelievable, but I'm not lying or purposely being ridiculous. They are both stats that vary consideribly from year-to-year.
A few articles to read:http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/btf ... onerun.htm
"In other words, how a team does one year in close games is absolutely
no use in predicting how it will do the next. Things like that are
usually called "the breaks of the game" or, more succinctly, luck."http://www.diamond-mind.com/articles/james_onerun.htm
If I were running a fantasy team I would actually agree with this. But if Halladay goes then this team literally has no core to build around (I don't think guys like Wells and Rios are good enough to constitute a core, even though their salaries demand that a new GM will get stuck with them as such), and it's rare to get a player of Halladay's quality in recent years who actually likes being here and wants to stick around. That's the kind of player this team needs--get rid of guys like AJ Burnett instead who are indifferent to the team/town, even if they bring less return. Actually, pretty much the entire rest of the team would get less than 'full value' in return in trades, but I think that's an pretty serious indictment of the kind of quality JP's thrown together more than anything..
Roy Halladay is probably too old of a player to build around and would cost money to keep. If they can get a package like Kemp/Kershaw or something better than that to rebuild around (that's if they make the decision to rebuild, which they won't any time soon), it has to be seriously considered.