Originally Posted by MoneyInTheBank
Let's look at the difference between Melky's .274 AVG season and his .346 AVG season..
One was a 24yo playing in the stacked AL East, the second was a 27 year old entering his prime. Then you have the luck factor, when he hit .274 he had a .288 BABIP and then .379 last season. He isn't going to keep being that lucky but his .332 BABIP from 2011 when he hit .305 is more realistic and at the one year reduced salary its will worth the move and then added in we play in a hitters park makes it even more enticing.