Re: dream rh bat next year...
The problem with Beltre is his splits. He only hits LH. If you add somebody @ 13 million, it can't just be for defense, they have to be a presence in the middle of the lineup as well. Don't get me wrong, I love the defensive upgrade, but I care more about who's batting 3rd or cleanup, which makes him about 6th or 7th on my list of wants.
Look at it this way, if you add Beltre and move EE, how's your lineup going to go against RHP?
You can't put Beltre in either of those ?s. He was a .700 OPS hitter against RHP last year, and .780 the year before, so he's trending downward. EE's not much good against RHP, either. I mean you could fill the spots with those two, but it's far from ideal.
Last edited by kpresidente; 10-02-2008 at 03:50 PM.