Re: Free-agent stunner: Low-payroll Astros could make play for Choo
Originally Posted by BungleBengals
No team around you makes it hard to keep or even post your career numbers.
Look at Giancarlo Stanton:
2012 (501 PA)
2013 (504 PA)
2012 was when the team was full of FA's acquisitions that had the media calling for a Marlins WS.
2013 was when the team had a fire sale of said FA's and the media calling for a cellar dwelling Marlins season.
Stanton's OBP was nearly the same between both seasons, but every one of his other numbers dropped drastically when he was exposed as the only star on a team of scrubs. Choo or any other high profile FA would be exposed in the same way if they went to Houston right now.