Another Blown Save wrote:Pete Rose over Robinson
Rose just doesn't seem to fit the mold of best player though. I would think there is a stronger argument for Bench or Morgan over Robinson. In the 15+ seasons Rose was in Cincinnati he was the best player on the team probably 2 seasons.
Mike Lowell over Sheffield
Another that I went with quality over quantity. Not quite as big of a gap between Lowell and Sheffield as there is between Rose and the other great Reds in terms of games played. A little over 3 seasons more played with the team didn't seem like enough to overcome how much better Sheffield was.
Jimmie Foxx over Grove
This is one that I had a real rough time with. Both are all-time greats and both ended up playing the last half of their careers in Boston. Foxx is one of the top 3 1B ever, Grove is arguably the greatest pitcher ever. In the end I went with Grove because the list was a little lean on pitchers. If there is a real compelling argument to change it or there is a big consensus I'll don't see a big reason it shouldn't be Foxx.
Mike Schmidt over Alexander
Willie Mays over Bonds
Easily the hardest choice I had to make. Both top 10 All-Time players and both arguably the best players to ever play their respective positions. Bonds is the better player (IMO) but I'll change it b/c Willie should get the nod for having 4000+ more PAs than Bonds as a Giant. Changed
Gary Carter over Guerrero
Interesting, I expected more of an argument for Dawson or Raines. I would put Carter v. Vlad in the same category as Sheffield v. Lowell. Carter played a little more than 3 seasons more as an Expo than Vlad did, but Vlad was a much better player even considering Carter's position.