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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:26 am

davidmarver wrote:
Yah, that isnt a valid point at all david.

Yeah, the point of baseball isn't to win. :-? ;-7

Well, Jeter has a better OPS, more Win Shares, a better VORP, a better OBP, more runs, more RBIs, a higher slugging, a higher average, more home runs. The only thing Pods wins in is SB. I'm rather sure the stats that favor Jeter would help a team far more than an SB. Also, Jeters runs created is 55 to Pods 41. And Pods isn't that great of a fielder either (but neither is Jeter.)
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Postby blankman » Sat Jul 09, 2005 12:03 pm

davidmarver wrote:It isn't contradictory, not by any means. Players, in real life, get pinch run for all the time by lesser players because it helps the team win; how is that any different? Jeter brings nothing that the AL team doesn't already have. Podsednik brings something that they don't already have.

Don't you think using SB% isn't very wise since teams are expecting Podsednik to run; Jeter can be more selective when he runs (bad defensive catcher, runner on third, pitcher who is slow to the plate). The fact Podsednik has a better % while stealing far more frequently shows how much better of a baserunner he is.

Basestealer. There's a difference between basestealing and baserunning. Jeter's widely recognized to be the best or close to it baserunner in baseball.
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