Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Beltran
after that it gets quite muddled.
Let me put it like this - I fully think Beltre will have better numbers across the board than ARod - again. However, because I probably could get Beltre and something else in a deal for ARod I would draft Arod ahead of him.
I'd put him after Beltran and Pujols. Arod is more durable than Vlad although a healthy Vlad will likely put up better numbers (batting average more than anything else). As a yanks fan, I could make more of an argument for Santana than I could for RJ for the same reason - age and health risk. Beltre had a monster year last year and is still young. I'm pretty sure he'll have another great year, but let's see him do it first. All the other guys have more of a track record to fall back on.