MARLINHOMER wrote:You are comparing two very good young players, with similar, skills, age and potential.
But what would make me select Cabrera over Texeira is the impact of Carlos Delgado hitting behind him. I could see Cabrera getting alot more pitches to hit this year, reulting in better numbers.
Otherwise, flipping a coin could be just as good as all the analysis.
Good point about Delgado. I got too wrapped up in stressing the age importance in development... I tend think that lineup support is a bit overrated (except for a few select teams) especially with a talent like Cabrera but who was his protection? Lowell?
I think it was a very smart move for the Fins to bring in someone like Delgado. Great resume, carries himself well with a Hispanic backgroud. Miggy can only benefit from this move.
I do agree for 05, it's a toss up. Probably a slight edge to Teix since his second half was significantly better. But we still don't know. I won't doubt Miggy until he shows some sign of regression.