More Smug than Birthday Dog
- Sep 13, 2005
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Yeah I don't know about this one. He's coming off another okay season where he hit .250 and the team praises him like he's Mickey Mantle. That's a crowded outfield even without Ellsbury and that dagger of a contract and this team is going to be spending BIG on Judge, Andujar, Torres, Sanchez (assuming he comes back to life), and a possible starting pitching staff overhaul (minus the obvious) in the not too distant future.
I like Hicks but I think they overvalued him and will regret giving a 7 year deal to a 29 year old (30 during the season) with his resumé.
His age is some concern, but his batting average isn't an issue IMO. His OBP is where his value is at the plate. He gets on base a lot and has some pop. That's valuable.
He's easily been worth north of 10M the last two years (3.9 and 4.7 WAR). Injuries and how his body holds up are gonna be interesting.