we're almost to the halfway point of the season and it looks like we're hitting out stride. taking this opportunity to examine and compare what we lost over the off-season and what we replaced it with. i want to focus on 1b and lf, big tex and ga.
what we lost: tex .276 20hr 60 rbi (20.0 mill) ga .284 4 hr 27 rbi (2.5 mill) total: .280 24 hr 87 rbi
what we have: kmo .280 13hr 41 rbi (600k) rivers .307 13 hr 43 rbi (3.25 mill) total: .293 26 hr 84 rbi
granted ga was injured which i think further validates letting him walk (durability issues) and tex is the beneficiary of hitting in a wind tunnel for half his games. also consider the salary implications, tex and ga 22.5 mill compared to kendry, rivera, abreu & fuentes 17.35 mill.