Dave Gershman from Beyond the Box Score with an interesting comparison of recently extended Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista and former Giants 3B/utilityman Rich Aurilia:
A while back, Rich Aurilia, the long-time Giant had a spectacular 7+ WAR season which in the eyes of many, was a sign of things to come — the same signal that many got after Bautista’s 2010 campaign. However, Aurilia would avalanche to a 2 WAR season the following year, creating the question as to whether or not something similar will happen to the man known as Joey Bats.
The graph/chart that compares these two is pretty crazy when you think about it. Most people think the Bautista signing was crazy, this is an interesting take.