This also assumes he has no DH penalty and doesn’t move the needle by inevitably having to play a fair amount of defense. Moving him to DH or 1B obviously doesn’t guarantee him more value. This same argument was made about Adam Jones last year. He moved to a corner and was below replacement level in 2019.
I know you know all of this, just thought it noteworthy.
New offensive coordinator probably saved his job. Plus he is always going on 4th down from the opponents 40. I always wondered why teams didn’t do that. He has embraced analytics. Good to see Harbaugh has changed. Seems in the past he played not to lose. This season he is playing to win.
I would much rather disagree while understanding The logic, the purpose, the plan, the sequence, etc., than disagree because a move is stupid, illogical, a step backwards, etc.
So although I have some strenuous disagreements with this or that move, I understand where he’s coming from, and I am very much happier with this fellow than with his predecessor, and anybody who succeeds in getting rid of Brady is all right by me.
Mike’s goal is to get cheaper. My goal is to get better. It is possible to get meaningfully better without spending too much or jeopardizing “The Plan”
Despite his WAR, Villar was extremely frustrating to watch. Im happy with Martin and I think he will continue to improve.
But if we can find someone better, for insignificant additional pay, that’s the main thing. If this guy, who’s name I can’t even begin to spell, is an upgrade, sure why not?