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02-24-2013, 09:33 AM
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Ivan13
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Originally Posted by ABasin View Post
Yes, I apologize. I often refer to Johnson as EJ, and I dropped a bit there.



According to the Corsi stats, Jackman and Cole are the ones doing that. Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk are next on the list, in that order. In truth, I don't want to pump those stats too much, as we're getting into an area of overanalysis.

This is simply overblown, IMO. I realize that the truth of this trade is tough to take, and the rationale(s) being put forth to defend it are really rather fun at times, but the results are what they are. They become harder and harder to dispute/refute/rationalize every day. I'll continue to enjoy watching the attempts, however. Hopefully, EJ's offensive play will turn around so these rationalizations have some more merit (and the team is better).
We can't know the truth (as you've put it) of the trade until we see how Siemens and Rattie develop and that's without taking the fact that the other players involved in the trade aren't finished products either.

Personally I never liked Stewart and his maddening inconsistency and I'm a big fan of Siemens so I'm bound to look at the trade in a brighter light than you, but only one thing is for sure, only time can tell who got the shorter end of the stick in that trade.

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