Transmogrifier wrote:LBJackal wrote:Seems to me that Renteria and Cabrera have about the same real-life value. The team that grabs O-Cab will have gotten a bargain since it will presumably be more a fair bit less than Renteria.
HUH? How do you figure? Renteria is clearly a far superior hitter. Cabrera might have a small edge in defense, but Renteria is quite good himself.
Defensively I'd say Renteria is better. And same thing on offense, Renteria does have an edge, but it's not that big. IMO Renteria benefitted a lot from his lineup, I doubt his numbers would be much better than O-Cab's given the same lineup.
Considering Renteria will likely get a LOT more money than O-Cab, I'd say the owner who "settles" for Cabrera made the wiser decision.