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Yaz vs. Manny Ramirez to build around

Postby thedude » Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:10 pm

If you were building a baseball and you had the choice to either aacquire a 23 year old Carl Yastrzemski or a 23 year old Manny Ramirez, who would you take?

I think this is an interesting conundrum because you have to consider the entire package of each player. Manny has that amazing bat, but is a problem child and somewhat injury prone. While Yaz has a great glove, more durable, and a team leader.
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Re: Yaz vs. Manny Ramirez to build around

Postby stevethumb » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:28 pm

i wish i could find you the link on this argument...perhaps it was hardball times...they compared yaz and manny including defense and concluded that YAZ was the better overall choice..i don't remember if they used win shares, warp, or what defensive ratings but the conclusion was YAZ

edit: yeah i found it on hardball times..it's in 2 parts dec 10 and dec 18 2008

http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/yaz-v-manny/

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http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/artic ... se-counts/
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Re: Yaz vs. Manny Ramirez to build around

Postby Tavish » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:09 pm

Nice articles. I'll still take Manny. :)
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Re: Yaz vs. Manny Ramirez to build around

Postby BronXBombers51 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:48 pm

My initial reaction was Manny. That was a good article though.
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Re: Yaz vs. Manny Ramirez to build around

Postby Carnac » Tue May 12, 2009 5:43 pm

Great articles and fun read. But, I still go with Manny. Amercian league DH!
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Re: Yaz vs. Manny Ramirez to build around

Postby soty » Tue May 12, 2009 10:22 pm

Manny. 2 Championships. ;-D
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