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11-18-2012, 06:49 PM
Catamarca Livin
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Originally Posted by Proto View Post
Melky will hit 2nd. There's no way Melky hit 350 because of testosterone last year. It would have helped some -- esp for a dude that has a hard time staying in shape -- but it was more driven by an unsustainable BABIP. However, Melky does make hard contact, so a slightly higher BABIP isn't unreasonable. Plus playing on turf will help him.

To earn 8 million he has to basically provide league average offense/defense. I think he should be slightly better than that with a chance to be significantly better. He's going to see very good pitches with Reyes on base quite a bit and Joey and EE right behind him.

If the Jays stay healthy, they have a shot at making some noise, provided they find a replacement for dough boy Adam Lind, who has been a below average player the past three seasons. JP Arencibia should be moved before the end of May if TDA is healthy. Can't keep that kid in the minors.
Great coment before last paragraph. Lind will be one of the most important players for the offense. Left handed power is not coming from anywhere else. The only reason to trade the catcher is if the prospect is ready to defend and hit as a rookie. Possible but hard to risk the season on it. Would be great if a couple prospects stepped up though.

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