Originally Posted by dickallen15
I am big AJ fan, and really wanted him re-signed. But, if they re-signed him, it is very unlikely he would have matched his 2012 production.
Oh no doubt, AJ is a huge candidate for regression this season but I think there's still a gap between his floor and Tyler's ceiling offensively for at least 2013 and maybe for several years until AJ's remarkable durability betrays him. So the question that needs to be answered this year is if Tyler's defense and how he handles the pitching staff can make up for the production we've lost offensively.