Originally Posted by RANDY IN INDY
Then again, some young guys just don't have the talent it takes to get better at the big league level, as the Rolen trade proved. Some benefit from playing with a pro that knows how to go about his business, on and off the field. Some just need to play.
really? EE didn't get better? Name any Red that had a better season than he did last year. I'd say he got at least a little better.
EE's injury, to both his wrists sapped a lot of his power. his rehab likely strengthened them beyond his pre-injury days. So he's older and stronger, but still young. He doesn't have a heavy body. He's in his age prime years and he now is surrounded by a better team than last year. I think he'll at least duplicate his numbers if he stays healthy, the caveat for any player.