MaudDib wrote:Why are you then automatically assuming that he will reproduce something that he has never done before in 2013.
MaudDib wrote:So Hamilton isn't replacing a similar valued player in 2013. He is replacing a guy who had a career year in 2012 but has been just OK but not great for quite a while. Which is an improvement for the Angels future because that is all that really matters to them in this deal.
Right; Hamilton is replacing a guy who had a career year, so he's probably not going to help them win more games in 2013 than Hunter did in 2012.
And just to note something about Hamilton: park effects will drastically affect him with his new team. He's going from a hugely favourable home park for LH power hitters to a terrible one. About 6 HR per season will turn from HR into fly outs, and hits in general are stifled. Just something to think about when draft season rolls around. A power hitter with horrible plate discipline that could have his home run total chopped by 6 (and the AVG/RBI that go along with them).