anyways, lets look at some stats...
OBP- .414 (ML Rank- 14) hmmm... isnt getting on base what hes supposed to be the best
Slug.- .455 (ML Rank- 116).
OPS- .869 (ML Rank- 50).
WS-27 (ML Rank- 21).
less relevant, interesting stuff..
singles- 225 (ALL TIME Rank- 1st lol)
XBH's- 37 (ML Rank- 173).
i acknowledge that hes awesome and everything. hitting .374 in today's game is no joke BUT he's not one of the best players in the game. hes a very good player and i would love to have him on my team but when people start calling him one of the greatest, thats when he gets overrated. the "greatest" players dont have the 50th best OPS.
if i was building a franchise i'd just as easily have the all-time strikeout leader than the all-time hits leader when it comes to offensive production.