I lean toward a Jeter, Nomar, Tegada ranking because:
a- I think Jeter's 2002 season was an aberration.
b- Nomar is injury prone.
c- Tegada will most likely have a letdown and his contract status could affect him.
well said young man, i like your points. id agree and say nomar over tejada purely for their average difference as nomar will hit at least 330 if hes full strength this year and tejada probably 290 or less. then jeter, hes just too far behind in power.
I'd put them as
Nomar,- Good for 140 games, and you can forgive his 20 games off a season for his stats.
Tejada,- If he can repeat his avg from last year, he'll keep on moving up past Nomar. Clearly the HR winner. And it's not spelled Tegada. I have trouble taking someone who doesn't know last years MVP's name opinion seriously.
Jeter. Is there any player who is more bark and less bite than Derek Jeter? He'll steal more bases, but doesn't have much power. He has puny girl arms. And his offseason squabbles with George make me cringe. Hope they affect his head.
would take tejada over jeter just because its a lot harder to find power out of a SS than steals. power numbers usually stay pretty consistant and steals drop quick the older the player gets (in most cases)
People are overhyping Tejada after he went on his wild ride late last season. Many have also forgotten or never known how dominant Nomah was before he got hurt, and he's coming back to his level. Jeter is pretty good, but in general he's all yap and no smack. Put any of Nomah, Tejada, or ARod in the pinstripes the past few years and they'd have the same rings that Jeter has.
[quote:4fef447375="Geek"]The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.[/quote]
you gotta go with tejada first because he is just solid in four categories. Jeter is two because he has those nice swipes to go along with the average and runs, and he is a rare player that will get you some steals, but not kill you in HRs and RBIs. Nomar is solid, but third because he is a poor man's tejada.