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Postby Tavish » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:56 pm

Thursday wrote:Ever seen David Wright on TV? The kid is a media darling. Seems to have a real love for the game, and a real good attitude overall. I'd take him each and every time.


Next thing you know, everyone will be amazed by his calm eyes. But I don't think that comes until after a couple of WS rings.
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Postby dyuen87 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:50 pm

Thursday wrote:Ever seen David Wright on TV? The kid is a media darling. Seems to have a real love for the game, and a real good attitude overall. I'd take him each and every time.


agreed and it's for this point that id take Wright over MCab. Wright can easily be shown as the face of a franchise, he knows exactly what to say to the media and seems to adore the attention without letting it get to his head. He is not only the face of the Mets but during the AS break was basically the face of baseball.

He is a great player on the field and a great person off, this will bring in more fans and generate more revenue.
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Postby hookem2003 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:52 pm

They are very similar. I think I'd take Wright simply because I think he has a great demeanor and work ethic.


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Postby mikekim2121 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:07 pm

Cabrera without a doubt. Wright gets blown up a little because of the whole NY, handsome and wholesome boy next door factor.

I do agree that Wright seems to have better work ethic and attitude (although I'm not sure how we can truly know without being around them a lot). But Cabrera has the kind of bat control that comes around only a couple times every generation.

If Wright was in the same situation (losing team, rookie pitcher) and was called out in the middle of the game, I think its very likely he would've done something similar to what Cabrera did with Olsen.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:32 pm

It is very close, but I would take Mcab due to his better offensive potential over Wright and his great work ethic. I would have no problem with either as my cornerstone player, but I would lean more towards the possible offensive powerhouse in Cabrera.
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Postby bellings » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:53 pm

At least right now, Cabrera and his crappy work ethic is a better player than Wright and his excellent work ethic. Just something to think about.
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Postby Philliebuster » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:58 pm

bellings wrote:At least right now, Cabrera and his crappy work ethic is a better player than Wright and his excellent work ethic. Just something to think about.


Not sure that Cabrera is a "better player" right now, not overall defensively. He has a better AVG and OBP, but Wright is still batting .307 and has more HR and RBI. Wright will be the better fielder.

Cabrera does still have people like Hanley, Uggla, and Jacobs batting ahead of him, that is no Reyes, LoDuca, Beltran, but it isn't garbage either statwise this season.
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Postby Havok1517 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:40 pm

Philliebuster wrote:
bellings wrote:At least right now, Cabrera and his crappy work ethic is a better player than Wright and his excellent work ethic. Just something to think about.


Not sure that Cabrera is a "better player" right now, not overall defensively. He has a better AVG and OBP, but Wright is still batting .307 and has more HR and RBI. Wright will be the better fielder.

Cabrera does still have people like Hanley, Uggla, and Jacobs batting ahead of him, that is no Reyes, LoDuca, Beltran, but it isn't garbage either statwise this season.


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Postby HOOTIE » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:17 pm

Tavish wrote:
Thursday wrote:Ever seen David Wright on TV? The kid is a media darling. Seems to have a real love for the game, and a real good attitude overall. I'd take him each and every time.


Next thing you know, everyone will be amazed by his calm eyes. But I don't think that comes until after a couple of WS rings.


Yea, but can either fist pump like Jeter?
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Postby HOOTIE » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:21 pm

Very close, but i would take Cabrera. Higher ceiling imo.

As to defense. While wright looks better, i'm not sure he is. Cabrera fares better in FRAA.
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