Hate to burst your bubble, but I never planned to say this. Transitioning SS to 3B isn't unheard of.And before you say, “Correa doesn’t play 3B!” It’s not uncommon for SS’s to move to 3B at some point in their careers
Suggesting SS being able to play 5-6 other spots defensively when he never has been anything more than a SS or DH--going on 7 years in the league is.
And FWIW--I'm perfectly fine with Correa at SS and 3B down the line. Won't complain there.
You chose context poorly here, but I'm not surprised given a half-assed, contrarian response. This was in direct response to the suggestion by JP that Correa can play 5-6 other positions other than SS. Baez can only do 2 and you kindly point that out. Believe that isn't 5-6, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.i wouldn’t use Baez as your comp on this. Aside from SS, baez did play significant time at 2B and 3B. The reason he never competed for gold gloves at those positions is because he never played enough at any one position during that time. You know this…to use Baez as an example of a guy that “just” plays SS is a really bad one
Also, feel free to narrow the lens to fit an argument against a point I never made.
So I don't disagree with questions, and feel 'total innings' does matter. His 646 career innings through 7 years is an argument to make for signing him, but I'd caution context and would add his time at NC State because they rode his arm like a prize horse. 345 2/3 innings in 3 years as a starter at NCSt.I really believe that this is a gas tank issue right now. Guy pitches 20 games peak and under the knife etc. All of a sudden he is absorbing innings that he has never done before. His arm will buckle from that and the sox shutting him down was the right thing.
Now I will make a diffrent take on this.
How many total inning does he have?
How many innings on a pitchers arm do you normally see a velocity drop?
I havent checked into it myself but those injuries migh be a blessing. There is a long list of pitchers that have to reinvent themselves after losing 8MPH. like hammer main pitch like Kershaw and others.
That should be taken into concideration if his medicals come back clean. His arm has low miles.
Is this guy worth 27.5 mil (your number) per year based on the entire body of work from 2015-now? One thing's I'm certain of, he will be a cub if they offered him that number because I doubt he's going to get that elsewhere. He's a career-best at a lot of things this year--a "prove it" year after 6 years of inconsistency. It screams "fools gold" to me.
If I'm dropping that money on a pitcher to try and bounce back into contention--and this is a stretch because we don't know his present off-field situation--its Trevor Bauer. He immediately becomes your impact TOR ace. You know what you're getting in him as opposed to Rodon. If you sign Rodon, right now he'd be #2 behind Hendricks, and if you're looking through the lens of "win the NL Central" than KH, Rodon, and Davies isn't a half-bad 1-3.
But if you're trying to beat San Diego and LA--the teams likely to run into next years postseason if you're dropping big $ to bounce back/lite rebuild, Hendricks/Rodon/Davies doesn't beat either of them.