Originally Posted by HometownHero
Nope, everyone makes mistakes.
Rasmus' .243 is better than .241 that Drew gives us and he's also 2 years younger. OPS+ Wise its 86 for Drew and 98 for Rasmus and then when you put Rasmus in a place like our park its even more exciting with his .914 OPS here. Escobar is a 99 OPS+ while Zack is a 82 in his career and had from more OBP potential something we need all while keeping up good defense.
Rasmus' OPS+ stats (and most of his other stats for that matter) are being carried by his 2010 season. Here are his career OPS+ numbers: 89, 132, 88, 85. That 132 screams outlier to me. For Stubbs: 99, 105, 86, 61. That 61 looks to be an outlier as well. I see it as a lateral move until you consider Rasmus' meddling dad and questionable attitude and work ethic. I agree that talent wise, no question, Rasmus takes it. There is no doubt I want an upgrade over Stubbs but Rasmus is not that guy for me
For me, Escobar is beyond "everyone makes mistakes". He's 30 years old and as of last season he used both a gay slur and a penis joke on his eye black. There has been numerous reports of a terrible attitude and work ethic. That is a pattern of behavior. I'm definitely not opposed to trading Cozart at all, but again, those 2 just do nothing for me.