Urban Cohorts wrote:GiantsFan14 wrote:Urban Cohorts wrote:
Oh I would too, but having Trout for an extra month instead of Peter Bourjos is a big upgrade.
how is it an upgrade if he has a worse season?
Check out Bourjos' numbers as a starter last April/early May. Even if Trout regresses somewhat, the improvement in April is enough to come close to a breaking even IMO.
What Bourjos did at the beginning of the year is irrelevant as long as he didn't put up negative value (which he didn't).
You just said that you'd take the under on Trout having a better season next year even with the extra games played. If he does not put up more than 10 WAR over the course of the season it's a downgrade. It's not a knock against Trout, it's just incredibly hard to have a season as good as he had last year.