Coming into this season, I hope none of you were crazy enough to predict a return to glory for Huff. My expectations for him was a 20 HR, 80 RBI, .800 OPS type of season. Though a little short on all counts, he basically performed the way I expected him too. Huff was a total disaster for the first half, but as advertised, turned in a very strong 2nd half of the season. For better or for worse, he was basically the same caliber of hitter Tejada was this year. Now to compare him to other players at his positions:
.284/.337/.448, .786 OPS
Average 2007 AL 1B:
.267/.347/.443, .790 OPS
Average 2007 AL DH:
.267/.354/.446, .799 OPS
For all intents and purposes, Huff was an average player this year. At his $4 million salary this season, thats not really a bad thing.
If the FO wants to make him a bargain, they should somehow get rid of Mora and let Huff put up those numbers at the softer 3B position.