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1. Prorating 43 games of 1.2 gives you 4.5, not 5.2.
2. Why give Soriano pretend AB for presumed playing time when he actually had 360 real, actual AB for the Cubs?
Makes as much sense as MVP candidate Shannon Stewart.
5.2 WAR over a season is not usually the stuff of MVPs. Who was the last MVP to win with such a low WAR, granting that voters for much of history didn't look at it?
Before Soriano they were 54-48. With him, 25-24.
Soriano's not going to get more than a few down-ballot MVP votes from writers who probably should do a bit more research, but that doesn't change the fact that he has played much better for the Yankees than many - especially at BBTF - had predicted.
Is he really, though? There were people who didn't think he could put up a 122 OPS+ for 200 PA?
There's a nice gap between could and would.
Yes. "Would" involves predicting the future with certainty. Which of course is a silly inquiry, so I don't know why you're focused on it, except as the latest lame attempt on your part to criticize me for no reason.
Ray (RDP) Posted: July 26, 2013 at 10:02 PM (#4505175)
Didn't the Yankees already have Soriano? His name is Vernon Wells.
Quite a few. There was even one poster who questioned the trade because the Yankees already had a similar player (with a .640 OPS):
Yes. "Would" involves predicting the future with certainty. Which of course is a silly inquiry, so I don't know why you're focused on it, except as the latest lame attempt on your part to criticize me for no reason other than you simply don't like me.
With all the old and broken players on the team, there should be lots of competition for DH at-bats. The job may not be Soriano's just for asking for it.
I wonder if they'll try to trade Wells in the offseason.
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