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11-27-2012, 08:24 AM
  #493
bp13
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Originally Posted by Mione134 View Post
He had one bad year. Sorry pal, but I don't think he's declining. He'll rebound this year. Mark my words.
Agree to disagree.

His FB has been on the decline, his strikeouts went way down last season despite more innings, he struggles in every must-win situation for the last 3 years, etc. Even IF you think he's going to "rebound", he's still a #2 starter. You don't "build around" #2 starters.

This team is still mediocre next season. If you get a chance to add a top 3 MLB prospect for a (best case scenario) #2/3 starter, you do it. You build for 2014 and beyond. I don't even think it's all that close. I'd add to it if I had to.

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