oddmanout7 wrote:I don't understand where all the love for MCab is coming from. Yes he is a great talent, but he has never once hit more than 35HR, let alone 40HR. Now I am not saying he wont reach that number, but he hasn't yet. He does not steal bags. His glove leaves much to be desired and is destined for 1B. DWright has only hit the 30HR plateau once in his career, but he has a decent glove and can steal bags. And while the DET lineup may be conducive to scoring runs this season, they are all getting up there in age, while the Mets have a younger lineup that will be on base for Wright to drive in for years to come. Where is this infatuation with MCab coming from? I mean he is my #3 behind Pujols, but still...What am I missing?
Lineups have nothing to do with who to take if you're building a franchise. I'd take Miggy because I think his offensive ceiling is higher than Wright's, and when you compare their fielding from a statistic perspective*, Wright is not far enough ahead (neither are close to the best defensive 3b) to warrant taking him because of defense.
*Not always the best way to judge, but at least it's something more than just opinion. I wasn't just using FPCT either, this takes RF and ZR into account as well.