NikkiSixx wrote:Beltre's career statistics are obviously flawed by a fluke 2004.
This is exactly what I was thinking. Take out Beltre's 2004 numbers, and he's never topped 23 HR, 87 RBIs, and a 290 AVG. To me, this screams fluke year.
Also, the original poster said ARam was older. The fact is, he's older by a few months... Also, despite having nearly 800 fewer AB's, ARam has only 3 fewer HR.
Finally, the outlier factor doesn't play with Aramis, either. Of the 4 years he's been healthy enough to crack 400 AB (which is, admittedly, his biggest fault), he's hit more than 30 HR in 3 of them.
Now, I know the original poster said he wasn't arguing that Beltre was better, but that it was closer than it seemed. Actually, I don't think it's close at all...