He is a complete player…in Colorado. Are you going to spend $180 M on a guy with those Home/Away splits and for which most of the data you have came from when he played IN Colorado? Throw in the fact that he sucked in Oakland (and was showing no power), then went to St. Louis in a lineup that included Albert Pujols (the best hitter in baseball), and that is where he began to hit again. But, would you pay $180 M for a player who has never shown great ability outside of Coors Field aside from half a summer hitting in a lineup with one of the greatest hitters of all time? I sure wouldn’t.
(*) Teixera 2009 – OPS, HR
Home - 1.014, 24
Away - .882, 15
Want to read more about this subjet? This was posted after my original post by ESPN's Rob Neyer.