tgalv wrote:roberts and lofton stole about 45 bags combined. did you actually check to see on which days those bags were stolen? probably a lot of them on the exact same day. and probably a lot of them were when you would have played the other guy.
Yeah funny you should say that because in fact I did.
If you had platooned Lofton and Roberts in 2005, always starting Lofton over Roberts unless Roberts had a more favourable matchup at Coors, Citizens or Chase for example, that combination would have given you
Almost 100 runs 6 HR's 55 RBI's 35 SB's and the best thing of all a batting average in excess of .350. Way more valuable than Pierre even allowing for the 24 SB difference.
And total games played would have been 151 with April being the only month that you couldn't fully maximise your roster with them.