Re: Should we trade Mes & keep Grandal?
In short, Grandal is Mes with less contact and less power. I will be watching these 3 things from Grandal next year:
1.) Does he sustain a .350+ BABIP?
2.) Does he sustain a .180+ ISO?
3.) Does his BB% rebound north of 10%?
We should have a much clearer picture of Grandal this time next year
One other thing to keep an eye on -- health. Grandal had a balky elbow this year. He was in and out of the lineup, and now he's been missing time in the AFL too. Not sure if the elbow is causing all of these absences, but if it is, it's likely something that will have to be addressed at some point.
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