Originally Posted by dubc47834
I guess that probably depends on who you ask. I know he probably wasn't going to keep up that pace, but I also don't think that he woulda finished as bad as he did also. What he eventually fell to was waaaay past his mean.
Obviously there's no right answer. Maybe it was a little of both. Taking it to another level, did his numbers decrease because of the injury, regression to - and past - the mean or are his skills deteriorating before our eyes? It happens to all ballplayers. It doesn't appear to have affected Brandon in the field - and that's a good sign because that is usually where you see it first.
I think the Reds aren't going to do a heckuva lot better than Brandon at 2nd for the next few years. It's not exactly like we have a Matt Carpenter ready to take over. He may not have a sexy OBP but is the next guy going to do much better and he's not likely to be as good in the field as Brandon. Perhaps Brandon should serve as a lesson to the front office to not give out those kind of contracts if you think you want to dump them in a year or two.