dleoboyd wrote:I forgot to mention that 2004 was Aramis Ramirez' 2nd .300, 30+HR, 100+ RBI season and it was his third with over 25 HR and 100 RBIs......so it really couldn't be a one year thing, I suppose it could have been a career year, but he is only 26........
Yeah, you're right, he did have a year over or better than .300, 30 HR, and 100 RBI. Look at the year after that. 2005
is the year after.
Of course, it's possible he continues his upward trend. It's possible he disappoints sorely. Anything is possible. What we want is what's most probable. I don't know about you, but I don't see Ramirez as a bet I'd particularly like to take as early as he'll likely be taken.
Beltre is an entirely different scenario than Ramirez, IMO. He's a player who's always had an immense talent and finally realized it. And you won't see my rankings up here, ever. Far too many people I'm in leagues with lurk in the shadows here. Yeah, you know who you are.
On a side note, is it just me or is Ramirez aging in reverse? Didn't he used to be twenty-eight? I've never known a player from the Dominican to jump back