The Corner

Not a Rip-Off?

E-mail:”Rich: You might be interested to take a look at their home/road splits last year. Arod was helped hugely by his home stadium last year, and Soriano was hurt hugely by Yankee Stadium. During Arod’s three years in Texas he slugged .666 at home and .564 at home. This season may be quite different. I wouldn’t be surprised if Arod hit .275 with 38 homers. That is obviously still great for a shortstop, but I’m not sure that this trade was the ripoff that many are making it out to be.”

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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