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12-06-2012, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Protest View Post
Frandsen's career numbers are better than Young's numbers were last year. He's also a better fielder at this point. I'd actually be pissed if the the reliever was De Fratus, unless Young had another year like 2011. I also don't think we need another high character vet with post season experience since that's pretty much our entire team.
So you are under the supposition that Young's 2012 is the likely starting point for future decline. I just disagree. At 36, he's fully capable of and, imo, likely to put up a season reflective of some middle point between last season's number and 2011 than a further slide from last season's numbers. Basically, I believe Young to be better than 2011 demonstrated and Fransden to be worse. Add to that the intangibles that I like that you dismiss and you have a solid pick-up.

We just disagree about the likely directions for both players for 2012, which is fine.

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