ofahn wrote:Clearly a great move, but I would have a hard time picking above the Guthrie trade or signing Chen.
Matt P wrote:He's 20 years old and wasn't expected to play past September. He's never played this much baseball in one year in his life. Look at Trout last year, most 20 year olds do tire out in their first season in the MLB.
My comments weren't a criticism but more of an evaluation of where his development is at this point.
I'm realistic enough to recognize that we made the playoffs primarily because the rest of the division came back to us. We'll need a LOT of individual improvements this winter to get back to the post season next year.
Matt P wrote:Tampa is what Tampa is, a great pitching weak hitting team that is going to be very streaky.
Matt P wrote:They need to decide if they want to pay McLouth and Thome to come back, what they are going to do at 2B, and once again make some savvy minor league free agent signings. I don't see any reason they can't once again contend in the AL East.
LA Detective wrote:First two things needed to be done this winter is:
1. Extend Hammel at least 2 more years past next year
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