Adrian had a 6.6 WAR year last year and has a 1.9 WAR this year, but the year's not over. He's a better bet to be better than Alonso for quite a while as well, but as many people (not me) point out on this board when he was dealt... he's probably not going to have a lot of 6+ WAR seasons in him.
And so letting him go was probably the right decision at the time.
Yonder's at .8 WAR. The Rizzo, in many less PAs, already has a .9 WAR. So there's that as well.
Perhaps, but it appears to be one of those hindsight moments where you lose out on the guy we all wanted, and are better off because of it. Regardless of what % of the payroll his 22m salary would... more
Re: Yonder vs. Adrian in 2012 Alan,Sun Aug 5 17:17