ZAZ wrote:blankman wrote:acsguitar wrote:blankman wrote:dyuen87 wrote:so the yankees will take him.
Have him play CF.
All they'd need him for is his incredible defense.
If the yankees get him I will be the happiest man in the world....That would be the best pickup ever!!
Send Giambi, Pavano, and some farm hands for Ichiro.
Please santa claus make it happen
Why the heck would you send Giambi like he's nothing? He's a better hitter than Ichiro.
I can understand getting some shyte for going a little overboard for saying Ichiro might be the best hitter ever, but you really think Giambi is better than him??? Please. What are batters suppose to do when they get up? Get a hit. Ichiro broke a very long standing MLB record for most of those in a season. That alone makes him one of the top hitters in my book, not to mention how he is not a true left hander but did that to get an extra step. Sorry if his fantasty stats don't add up to others in the league, that's not what I was getting at with my post before.
No....when you are at the plate, the point is not simply "get a hit." To truly add value to your team, you get ON BASE and hit for as many bases as you can- slugging. Jason Giambi does both of these things much, much better than Ichiro does. Heck, Giambi got on base at a better rate than anyone in the AL and 2nd in all of baseball at .440. Ichiro, on the other hand, .350. Not even close and 70th in baseball.
The second thing a hitter can do at the plate? Slug. And Jason Giambi outslugged him by 100 pts. So just how is Ichiro a better hitter?
The bit about whether he's a natural lefty or whatever is completely irrelevant because you don't get 'bonus stats' for such a thing. A hit is a hit, a walk is a walk and a base is a base.