I’ve spent way too long trying to make a decision so it’s time for some crowdsourcing.
It probably won’t surprise any of you that the No. 1 ranked player in the 2014 Keeper Guide will be Mike Trout (barring some freak winter accident that renders him unable to play baseball ever again) but I’ve struggled for a while now with who should be No. 2. In single season leagues, Trout and Miguel Cabrera will be the top two but what about in keeper formats?
If you’re forced to keep Miggy for the next three years, are you even worried? Should you be? While the comparison isn’t perfect, I can’t help but think of Albert Pujols here. Sure, Cabrera is younger than Pujols but it wasn’t that long ago that Pujols was essentially a “safe pick” for the next several years, even if he was finally due to decline. Unfortunately for all of us, Pujols hit his decline sooner and harder than expected, and while he should rebound, he’s also old enough now that it won’t be a surprise if he doesn’t.
Again, I know Miggy will only be 31 for 2014 but how much longer can we actually rely on him? And if he’s not the second best keeper option for 2014, who is then? This is where you come in – I need to hear your thoughts on Miggy, so leave your them in the comments. Let the discussion begin!