We all know that Manny didn’t do much in 2011, getting only 17 at bats with Tampa before his PED issues struck. But Magglio didn’t do much last season either, posting a .255/.303/.331 slash line in 329 at bats with Detroit. His power seemed to evaporate, as he hit only 5 home runs all year. In 2010 though, Magglio had a .303/.378/.474 slash line, while Manny had a .298/.409/.460 slash line.
So given all that, who would you rather see the A’s go with, Manny or Magglio – or none of the above? Personally, I could live without either of them – but if I had to choose, I think Manny has more potential upside than Magglio at this point, and certainly more potential entertainment value!