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Better 3B for 08

Ryan Braun
39
31%
David Wright
88
69%
 
Total votes : 127

Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:04 pm

In a league heavy in HR's and power #'s I'd take braun
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Whisp » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:51 pm

for this season: braun and wright are close in value. but if someone were to offer me wright straight up, i'd decline it. braun has made this season fun. why abandon that?

for 2008: if braun keeps up his pace, he will go just before or after wright next year. that would be quite an accomplishment either way. by the way braun is God and he could reverse the orbit of the milky way with one swing of his bat. all hail
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Yoda » Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:53 pm

Wright will never win the Ryan Braun award.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby pokerplaya » Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:50 pm

BillyHallDisciple wrote:Braun in a cakewalk.


The vote has becoming closer than I expected, my I never expected to hear this...however, you just say the one line and don't support it. Care to share your reasoning?
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:03 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
BillyHallDisciple wrote:Braun in a cakewalk.


The vote has becoming closer than I expected, my I never expected to hear this...however, you just say the one line and don't support it. Care to share your reasoning?


well he calls billy hall "master" so...
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby BillyHallDisciple » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:34 pm

Yeah well I was gonna change it to RyanBraunDisciples, but it's too much work. :-b

I don't have any real sound argument about taking Braun over Wright. I'm just going on results from a small sample size - I tend to be more of a risk-taker and it pays off for me more often than my tired old play-it-safe strategy. Anyways, that's the background on where I'm coming from when I choose someone like Braun over Wright. Sorry, I don't have anything better for you other than to say that Braun's performance sort of speaks for itself. I don't care about the sabermetric periphals - dude can rake.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby MaudDib » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:17 pm

Whisp wrote:by the way braun is God and he could reverse the orbit of the milky way with one swing of his bat. all hail


Sorry to tell you this but Albert Pujols is the God of Baseball. Braun might be one of his Disciples but everyone must pay homage to Pujols.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby pokerplaya » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:19 pm

If Pujols is God, ARod must be Satan.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby hail2mex » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:39 pm

I always choose the player with a major league track record(Wright in this case), but one could easily make the case for Braun.

In their respective minor league careers, their 162 game averages look like this:
Braun: .308/31hr/120rbi/101r/29 sb with a .910 OPS
Wright .288/20hr/99rbi/99r/29sb with an .858 OPS

I'll still take Wrights track record in the majors, but the numbers suggest Braun to be the better hitter, and this is coming from a mets fan.
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Re: Braun vs Wright

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:25 am

i just dont really see wright's power potential. i dont ever see him hitting 40. sure he could go 30/30 which is awesome, and im not saying i would take braun over him. id more likely take wright over braun for next season RIGHT now. but if braun closes the season out like this, i may change my mind.
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