Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/20/14
As the early season gives us frauds, it also gives us the real deals. Many believe that Matt Harvey is the real deal and that Jackie Bradley, Jr. might have been brought up too soon. Which trends are believable and which ones will turn out to be like Saved By The Bell – just not that good in retrospect? Here are some that I believe will continue as the season progresses.  P.S. I added one to this list just for fun. Betcha can’t guess which one!Note: All stats taken through Wednesday, April 17.11. Roy Halladay and Ubaldo Jimenez will continue to declineThree years ago, Halladay and Jimenez were two of the best pitchers in the MLB. Last year, both started to show some signs of decline. Halladay had his worst ERA of his career and Jimenez proved that his 2011 disappointment wasn’t a fluke. This season, not much has changed. Save for a “win” over the hapless Marlins, Halladay has been terrible and Jimenez has been equally as bad. They are both done folks, and will have that one start he...
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