Originally Posted by TDog
When teams trade or sign players, the past is what analysts and fans look at, but the future is what teams are trading for. I don't think Fielder's stat line accurately reflects what he brought to the Tigers, but maybe the Tigers have a better idea of how his career will arc from here.
Right but that's, of course, because the past is the best indicator of things to come in the future, especially when you're dealing with a player/players who have established records of performance over several seasons in the Majors. Of course, of course, OF COURSE, there will be variance, there will be surprises, but for the most part, guys are who they are.