Monthly Archives: November 2010

Free Agent Future: Jayson Werth

Awwww, and I had an entire entry planned for V-Mart too…. Oh well…. Moving on.

Jayson Werth

2010 Stats

  • Avg .296
  • HR 27
  • RBI 85
  • Runs 106 
  • SB 13

3 Main Elements of His Game.

  1. Bing! Yeah that’s the sound of the ball hitting the bat when Werth hits it. 27 Homeruns and 85 RBI would be a worthwhile addition to any ball club.
  2. Along with that pop, Werth also brings a soild average into the fold, hitting at a .296 clip in 2010.
  3. Some speed wouldn’t hurt anyone would it? Werth’s well rounded player status is solidified with his 13 stolen bases and 106 runs scored last year.

Prediction

Red Sox 5 yr $95 million

Why the Red Sox?

Ughhhhhh…. the Red Sux Sox, I feel bad for Werth, but it does work. Both Cameron and Drew have 1 year left on both of their contracts so this is what I’m thinking. In 2010, Cameron will be the starting left-fielder with Ellsbury in center and Werth in right. Drew will be a “super-sub” that can play all 3 outfield positions and can fill in when one of the outfielders needs a rest or is injured, *cough* Mike Cameron*cough*. After the 2011 season, the Sox will let go off both Cameron and Drew, and allow Kalish to play left, Ellsbury in center, and Werth in right. Werth brings that middle-of-the order prescence that the Sox had lost in Victor Martinez. I think that Werth would bat 3rd in the Sox line-up, driving in Pedroia and Ellsbury while also receiving protection from Kevin Youkilis.

 

The Manoman

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Free Agent Future: Carl Crawford

Up next in our programming, the future of free agent………. Carl Crawford.

Carl Crawford

2010 Stats:

  • Season: GP 154 ·
  • AVG .307 ·
  • HR 19 ·
  • RBI 90 ·
  • Runs 110 ·
  • SB 47

3 Main Elements of His Game

  1. Speed, speed, speed, this guy can run. He can immediately give a team at least 45 stolen bases a year and can be a dominant table setter hitting from the 2 hole.
  2. When I think Gold Glove left-fielder, I think Carl Crawford. Shockingly this year was he won only his first Golden Glove, but trust me, he deserved many more. 
  3. He has pop in the bat. Unlike most 50 base stealers, Crawford can hit the ball, hard. 19 Homeruns and 90 RBI’s later…….

Prediction

Angels 6 yr $127 million

Why the Angels?

Crawford would fit right in with the whole dynamic of the club. His speed and power are what Arte Moreno is looking for and there is an open spot for him in left field as Bobby Abreu will probably move to the DH position next year. Crawford also is only 29 and with this deal his running years will probably all be covered before he hits his decline and starts to falter. Now I know that Beltre and Crawford will cost quite a bit of $ but I think that will be of a lesser value to the Angels than letting the Rangers repeat in 2011.  

The Manoman

Free Agent Future: Adrian Beltre

Don’t ask me why I decided to start with Beltre, because honestly I don’t even know but I figured why not?

Adrian Beltre

2010 Stats:

  • Season: GP 154 ·
  • AVG .321 ·
  • HR 28 ·
  • RBI 102 ·
  • Runs 84 ·
  • SB 2

3 Main Elements of His Game

  1. Great defender, one of the main reasons Sox signed him last winter.
  2. Not a negative clubhouse prescence: from what I’ve heard, he’s no Milton Bradley or Nyjer Morgan, this guy respects the game and does the right things on and off the field
  3. Can hit in the clutch and drive in runs: see 102 RBI and 28 HRS

Prediction

Angels 5 yr $85 million

Why the Angels?

Beltre would be a perfect fit with their club dynamic. He’s solid on defense and is a talented hitter as well. With Arte Moreno willing to spend more after not making the playoffs for the 1st time in 4 years, they will be willing to shell out the $85 million it will take to get Beltre. At this point, the Angels are thinking that Brandon Wood is a bust, or at least needs alot more seasoning before he’s ready for the big leagues. Beltre would probably bat in the 5 hole behind Morales and would give the Angels a solid 4-5 punch.

The Manoman