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Snake Pit Appraisals: Miguel Montero

A few days ago you rated Miguel Montero's 2014 performance. Let's take a look at the community numbers and relevant comments.

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Played well for the most part going into the All Star Break, but he pretty much fell off a cliff in the second half

by JoeCB1991 on Nov 20, 2014 | 5:35 PM

Seems to me

that Miggy still has a lot of value, as trade bait if nothing else.


What I can say is he’s a problem on the basepaths, not the valuable player he used to be, but also not a cancerous black hole of value (like some of his current and recent teammates).

by Diamondhacks on Nov 20, 2014 | 9:51 PM

My problem with him is defensively. Too many errors, passed balls and wild pitches. At the beginning of last season other teams ran wild on him. He eventually improved that aspect of his game but by then we were buried in the standings. Debatable whether our pitching staff’s problems were a result of his game calling or not but they seemed to be better the limited time Tuffy was behind the plate.

by desertice on Nov 20, 2014 | 11:32 PM

Towards 2015

He really has little shot to earn the outrageous amount of money he’s due.

by preston.salisbury on Nov 20, 2014 | 2:45 PM

My gut feeling is Montero will be traded this winter in order to help the team save a few dollars.

by James Attwood on Nov 20, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Going forward I would be greatly surprised if he ever comes close to his 2009-2012 hitting production. I think he has found his new level. His rate number might improve of course if platooned more and given more time off. I think everyone probably assumes that.

by shoewizard on Nov 20, 2014 | 7:11 PM

Comment of the Thread

I'm starting to see a pattern with my rankings:

Nearly everyone gets a 2.

Can we change the team name to "The Arizona Somewhat Dissatisfied"?

Everyone can wear the number 2 and play second base. The whole team will bat second. And we’ll call every game after the second inning, because who wants to see nine innings of this anyway?

by Scrbl on Nov 20, 2014 | 5:44 PM

The Tally

  • 5 - Highly Satisfied: 8%
  • 4 - Mostly Satisfied: 12%
  • 3 - Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied: 31%
  • 2 - Somewhat Dissatisfied: 38%
  • 1 - Very Dissatisfied: 11%

The Scoreboard

  1. Evan Marshall: 4.76 (119 votes)
  2. Josh Collmenter: 4.71 (151)
  3. Paul Goldschmidt: 4.64 (168)
  4. Ender Inciarte: 4.51 (111)
  5. Chase Anderson: 4.18 (161)
  6. Eury de la Rosa: 3.63 (91)
  7. Tuffy Gosewisch: 3.50 (113)
  8. Brandon McCarthy 3.43 (542)***
  9. Jake Lamb 3.31 (115)
  10. Wade Miley 2.94 (122)
  11. Didi Gregorius: 2.75 (106)
  12. Miguel Montero: 2.67 (128)
  13. Mike Bolsinger: 2.67 (117)
  14. Bronson Arroyo: 2.63 (125)
  15. Will Harris 2.49 (61)
  16. Randall Delgado: 2.25 (122)
  17. Aaron Hill 2.11 (91)
  18. Trevor Cahill: 1.07 (147)

So unsurprisingly people aren't too hot on Montero right now. Maybe he's not at 'ship him out immediately,' but it's clear his performance isn't what people want, with almost 70% of the community rating him at a 3 or 2. With trade rumors heating him for his services, we might not have him to kick around much longer.