Yoda wrote:I would lean towards Sosa because his peak is a lot higher than Thome's. He was one of the premier hitters in baseball for about 5 seasons and that to me is worth more than longevity.
Comparing their 3 best years
Sosa gains 30 in defense.
Sosa wins the 3 best years runs created by 81.
Career wise, Sosa only has 96 more runs created in 1,600 more PA.
Thome wins career. But Sosa has a MVP and 60+ hrs, which will be on the voters minds.