Originally Posted by ChiefsCountry
The two concerns over this trade were mainly this:
1) Shields is only under two years control
2) Jeff Francoeur's playing right field
If they can get Shields to extend, it would wipe out at least 50% of the concern. The other one is the tough one to swallow.
Here's a glass half-full of your favorite beverage.
2011: WAR +2.7, babip something north of .325
2012: WAR -2.7, babip something close to .270
Career babip: .299
We could possibly improve by 3 games JUST from Frenchy being less crappy in 2013.