There are some red flags with Greinke. Posted the worst FIP (4.71) over any full season in his career including his second season where Greinke struggled mightily. Also the worst SO9 (6.3) since his second season and worst HR9 (1.6) since his rookie season.
Greinke is going to be 38 years old and he is less likely to improve on any of those numbers next season, and especially if he's pitching in the AL East.
I'm a big Greinke fan and would loved to have gotten him several years back, but unless it's at a bargain, I'd prefer to pass on him at this stage of his career.
While Urias' range numbers at SS did surprise me. His fielding pcts numbers are poor. He is 27. There is a small chance he could improve them but its more likely he is a 25 error guy at SS in a full season. Maybe good for a short term backup but not an everyday regular at SS. His numbers at 2B are much better.
Mateo has a better chance to become a everyday SS. And Henderson has time to improve and some higher range numbers than I expected for a big man.
As far as your comments of the translation for numbers from the minors and the Mexican league, of course you are right. All they show is that when you compare records, look at age, it gives an indication of who has a chance to do better than than the others players under consideration.
YAWN. Let's see? Seems to be two sides to this 3 page discussion. Those who's agendas are always Harvey's comments must be something that proves the Orioles did something again that continues to prove their incompetence. Then those who don't want to bite that hook and and look at it as - well - not that significant of an interview. Gee, I believe Harvey was leaving his discussion with Roch to go hunting - something he does a lot of in the off season. Maybe Harvey should spend more time in the gym than in the woods? Who knows and with his track record, I really don't care! He's done enough for me to not only question his body, but also his head. I don't plan on the Orioles getting anything out of Harvey.