Originally Posted by balke
Tank will be 25 and was the 2nd best hitter on the team last year (not counting Rios or Garcia). He was injured part of last season.
After the All-Star Break he hit:
De Aza is 30 this coming season. His stats are in a downward trend after a good start with the Sox. He's replaceable.
De Aza's 2012 stats:
I think De Aza might need a change of scenery to get back to hitting like that. I'd be concerned a change of scenery for Viciedo might turn him into a 30+ HR all-star.
Giving up on Viciedo at age 24 is lunacy- he's younger than Eaton and Abreu- he definitely regressed last year- but he still has the potential to be a very goo LF or DH after Dunn leaves.