Can someone please explain to me why there are many people that think Watkins is going to be a major upgrade over Barney?
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Cub Fan Dan (42)
Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:24 PM
Lot of people think the grass is greener somewhere else. I think the Cubs are trying to make roster decisions for the future.
Posted 04 August 2013 - 06:15 PM
Not a huge upgrade, no, but I think Watkins can replace Barney.
Barney has the edge on defense, Watkins has the edge with the bat and the added versatility of being able to play center.Watkins is also better on the basepaths.
Long term I see Watkins as a very useful glove-first utility guy/lefty bat/pinch runner for the Cubs.
Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:27 AM
He's not really an upgrade. He's just something different and many fans are fed up with Barney's bat, just hungry to see something new. At the end of the day the kid is a decent utility player, nothing more. Alcantara is the 2B of the future IMO. Struggling a bit now but hopefully puts it together for the stretch run of the season.
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