I am saying that I don’t judge players solely on a single attribute or weakness. Also, though this is the second straight year Alberto has had pretty disparate L/R splits, those do take a long time to stabilize and he did not have drastic splits in the minors so I’m willing to await further data. And finally, while we could find a better overall 2B, I doubt we could do it for less than $3 mm.
Let me ask you this:
1. Is there someone available for 2B who you think will be as good and as cheap or cheaper?
2. If not, given the current state of our rebuild, do you think it’s worth spending more than $3 mm to get a better 2B? If so, who would you like to sign and at what price would you guess we can get him?
Not sure I am understanding you here. Are you saying the a projected 3M salary for Hanser who has a 266/284/367/651 vs right-handed pitching is acceptable? And right-handed pitching is probably at least 70% of the pitchers faced.
Too early to tell. The fact that the injuries have all been fairly different in nature I think makes it way too early to tell. The good news is he has had TJ and still has his stuff. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
OK, it’s been two weeks, so I’ve posted in bold the updated numbers from CDC. Obviously, they have changed considerably, and do not support the conclusion that deaths were dropping by more than half per week. The CDC numbers are still changing (increasing) as new data reaches the CDC, so I will update this again next week, as I originally said to wait 2-3 weeks. CDC now says:
“*Data during this period are incomplete because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed, submitted to NCHS and processed for reporting purposes. This delay can range from 1 week to 8 weeks or more, depending on the jurisdiction and cause of death.“