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  • Modern Marvels Modern Marvels Jul 8, 2011 5:13 PM Flag

    Hanley trade value

    sure, he could have a big second half, but he could also have a lousy second half... he appears to play when he wants to and isn't motivated for long stretches of time..

    He was a great player in 2009. In the end, he had a very good season in 2010, especially in comparison to other shortstops. And that's the reason that Yahoo rated him so highly. The drop off between he and Tulo and then the next best shortstop.

    In 2010, Tulowitzki was the #21 ranked player, Ramirez 24. The next best guy was Jeter at #86. That's a drop off of 62 spots; huge. There were a number of "2nd" and "3rd" round guys, who had statistically better seasons that ramirez last year, but they played at much better stocked positions.

    But, look at this year. Shortstop isn't such a weak position. There are seven SS in the top 89 players (none named hanley ramirez, by the way).

    So, if you get a deal with one of those shortstops and another star (i.e. castro and price, as someone mentioned) or you get mccutcheon and pineda (and have decent alternatives at short), I'd do it in a second....

    If the shortstops who are now in the top 89 had the same year they're having this year and hanley had the same 2010, there is no way that he'd be an early first round pick, or a first round pick at all... his position this year, was mostly justified by how much the other shortstops sucked last year...


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