Doing some stat searching and decided to look up Bill James' 2008 projection for Evan Longoria through Fangraphs, may I say it's very, very nice:
.284/.365/.504 27 HRs, 93 RBIs, 5 SBs, 29 2Bs.
Can you imagine if Longoria were to have that season? Forget about Rookie of the Year, it would be a complete shoo-in. For comparison here's Ryan Braun's 2007:
.324/.370/.634 34 HRs, 97 RBIs, 15 SBs, 26 2Bs.
Also wanted to throw this out there, if Andy Freed does get the Mets' job, the Rays should just hire Biscuits radio announcer and DRB friend Jim Tocco to replace him, he's more than worthy of the spot and he's clearly ready, plus his frame is projectable for some added velocity.