TheRawDAWG wrote:I was just showing Ray Durham isn't even close to the best player Bonds played with.
I don't think anyone was saying that Durham is the best player that has hit near Bonds in the lineup, just that in recent years his protection has been lacking, and that if you compare the players batting around Bonds with the players batting around Ruth, it's not even close. One season (2003 maybe?) the five hole for the Giants (which was usually manned by either Feliz or Santiago I believe) had a lower batting average than every other spot in the lineup in the NL except for like two teams nine holes...so most of the national league pitchers hit better than whoever was behind Bonds that year. Giants fans should run Sabean out of town on a rail for not being able to bring in anyone to protect Bonds in the lineup. To have the best player of his generation batting with nobody to protect him for five years is inexcusable...but that's a whole other discussion.