kidnemisis wrote:Andruw Jones- I had him last year, and sure those homer surges were great, but his inconsistency is just annoying. I know people will say its roto, who cares, but if given two nearly identical statlines i'll take the guy who is consistent and doesn't make me tear my hair out with a terrible month.
As for the A-Rod argument, any real Yankee fan knows that he is a great talent. The performing in the clutch thing is the stupidest thing in sports because a 10 year veteran could be 0 for his playoff career and be labeled "unclutch" then have 2 good years and suddenly that label disappears. The sports world just loves to label people. If anything A-Rod's problem is that he thinks things over too much and just wants to say the perfect thing. But u know what? We deride players who act like a-holes, but we also get on guys who try to please the world. Bottom line? A-Rod is a once in a lifetime talent and I enjoy watching his effortless home runs and constant hustling.
And all for a man who has won NADA.
Disappeared in the second half of the ALCS in 2004.
Disappeared last year in the playoffs.
Both leading to his team's elimination (the 2004 ALCS I will NEVER forgive him for either).
25.2 M dollars a year for a guy that basically is soft and a wuss that has never won even a pennant let alone a ring for any MLB team. OOH.....He beat up on the Twins in the 2004 ALDS. I am so impressed by that clutchness.
Arod may have had plenty of company stinking up the joint in the playoffs the past couple of years. The difference is he has NEVER produced when it mattered most. NEVER. And then he talks to his PR guy to babble drivel after he does another choke-act to further infuriate the loony fans like myself.
You do realize this guy is making about 2X what Sheffield is making? And producing absolute squat when the season is on the line. Beating up on Travis Harper in May does not get him a lot of respect in my book.
The NY Media is on him for a reason. This is the same set of people mind you that more or less cut Giambi a break all things considered. Was it the Post or the News that had the A-Fraud headline on the back page after last season? You think this is all delusional hysteria? Well one man's delusion is another man's reality.