JPA > Zaun > Moreno > zeke
His poor underpants during the Carlo Colaiacovo era.
But he also thought Devon Travis was as good as Mookie Betts.
Mookie had better stats in the minors and broke out in the majors younger. In his age 21 season, Mookie went from AA to MLB and put up 1.8 WAR in just 213 PA. Travis was still figuring out low A at that age. Not remotely comparable prospects. He was obviously the better player, and the non homers knew so. Better approach, better defense and did it 2 years earlier than Travis did. Then the pop came and the comparison looked foolish. Travis was never close to Mookie.
Meh, when Zeke tried to argue that whatever the Jays younger core was at the time something like Travis/Pillar/? > Betts/Bogaerts/Bradley/Benitendi I was right there telling him how wrong he was because those kids were about ready to become better than anything we had, except Donaldson I guess.Oh, if you remember, I was warning about the pending Boston contending team with the whole bag of kids that went on to win a world series. Back when I was screaming about Shatkins not doing enough to take advantage of our window and a general lull in the ALE with Boston and the Yankees both being bad/mediocre at the same time.
So yeah, I'm not saying Zeke was right, or even close to it, ever on this topic...I'm just saying that if you squinted in 2015 there was an argument to be made that didn't look hilarious. Obviously in 2021 it's the height of hilarity.
I hadn't seen 6, but saw 5 for Gausman, and yeah, that scares me. Adding the full year of Berrios, and I'm happy with just one of the tier 2 optionsI think there will be better value/results in the secondary pitching market. Gray/Rodon type that isn’t getting the hype of Gausman/ Ray.
I think trades might be better than some of the rumoured dollars being thrown around. 6 years for Gausman? No thanks.