Cairo and Win Shares
Lisa Gray of The Dugout
makes a good point here
. She says that Miguel Cairo is more valuable then you would first think. So here was my reply (which can be read at the previous link, too):
True, Cairo has a nice amount of Win Shares considering he's only played about half the season or so. He has 7 Win Shares in 163 AB. If you double the ABs to make him into a full time player (Jeter has 350 AB, ARod has 337) then Cairo would end up with 14 Win Shares!!! That would be tied with Shef & Beltran, and more than Tejada, Matsui, Jeter, etc.
So why are the Yankees looking for a replacement? I hope they were just feeling out the other teams, like they always do at this time of the year.
On the other hand, Cairo only has 163 AB, which is a relatively small sample size. But if he can continue with these numbers, he'll be one of the most valuable players per $ in the league.
Very interesting. I've been pushing the fact that Cairo has been better than people have been thinking, and this proves me correct. Why trade for a second baseman when the one you have is outperforming just about every 2B in the majors. Again, I will point out that 163 AB is a relatively small sample size, but considering he's a good fielder, and he's hitting the ball well, I hope the Yanks focus elsewhere in the trade market (i.e. pitching).
And hopefully Brown and Karsay will help out when they get back from rehab. They will help out more than any trade could (except for maybe Randy Johnson).
posted by shawn
: 7/12/2004 01:04:00 PM -