CrazyPooja90 wrote:My claiming Pods has been better this year for his team then Jeter is a hard claim to support, since my rationality exists not with statistics. There is no stat for bad pitches thrown by nervous pitchers once Pods gets on. There is no stat for an increase in batting average once Pods beats out a throw to first.
All i can humbly say, is that in all my following of the Yankees and of the White Sox, Podsey has done a lot more of the little things right to help his team climb to the spot its in, as opposed to Jeter who, albeit, has been batting well, has not had as dramatic affect on his team as Podsednik.
I resent the fact that all those who disagree ignorantly fail to look beyond the stats and at the players character.
Additionally, I believe stolen bases are undervalued.
Furthermore, in no certain terms is the All Star game supposed to only include those who are statistically best. I believe it just as logical to vote for the player who has helped contribute to his team more.
It isn't the MVP award though. If we were talking about that, I guess I can see your point. The All-Star team hasn't been about that for as long as I can remember. The best players are supposed to be on the All-Star team. Podsednik isn't a superior player to Jeter. That's what my point is.
If you think the AS Game should be voted like the MVP, alright. That's your opinion. But I've never heard anyone make a case that someone should be voted to the AS team who has worse stats than another guy, simply because he appears to be more valuable to his team. That stuff is for the MVP award IMO.