I can’t imagine why the Braves would balk about trading their starting LF, a #3 starter AND “prime” pitching prospects for a new Jeff Francoeur…
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Well their starting LF sucks
Still agree it's not a trade I'd make, but you might be under appreciating Adam Jones.
I'd appreciate Adam Jones just fine. But the idea that he's worth Jurrjens PLUS Prado PLUS "one or two" of Atlanta's "prime pitching prospects" is absolutely absurd. Jeff Francoeur with league average defense in CF is valuable, but he's not Matt Kemp.
Cameron's insanely overvaluing a guy he fell in love with as a M's prospect.
I think this is right. He compares Jones to guys who were 25 or younger when putting up those stat lines, but Jones turned 25 in 2010. He'll be 27 in Aug. of this year, and has shown zero improvement in his peripherals or performance in 3 full years.
That's just not worth anything like Jurrjens, Prado and a prospect. I was going to say that Jurrjens straight up was more than fair but he looks a lot better by ERA+ than he does by his peripherals so I'd have to think harder about Jurrjens' long-term potential -- but hard to see how Jurrjens and Prado isn't fair. Or one plus a prospect (but not a prime one) since both Jurrjens and Prado seem to have a significantly higher collapse risk than Jones.
I think this is right. He compares Jones to guys who were 25 or younger when putting up those stat lines, but Jones turned 25 in 2010. He'll be 27 in Aug. of this year,
and has shown zero improvement in his peripherals or performance in 3 full years.
Players age based on real age not "baseball age".
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