Re: Blue Jays Acquiring J.Reyes, J.Johnson and M.Buerhle
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
The competition for Stanton would be outrageous. The only thing that would separate a Reds offer from any other team's would be Chapman -- the most celebrated Cuban player and hardest thrower on the planet. In Miami, that plays. That's the deal, and the only deal, the Reds could make, IMO.
Although I'd prefer not to deal Chapman at this point, Stanton is probably one of the few players that if the other team said Chapman I wouldn't balk.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.