Originally Posted by Brutus
Post All-Star break he had an .833 OPS. Not exactly what I'd call "bad," especially for a premium position.
It's debatable as to whether it's worth the risk but let's not exaggerate the circumstances.
For $20-$30 mill per year... better be AT LEAST .200 higher than .833! And I mean every month. Especially for a team with a payroll that is not in the top-5 spenders. If not, pass.
Even if possible, pass. Baggage, risks, injuries, "special" treatment, etc, etc, etc. PASS!