I wouldn't say that I hate him; I hate the undeserving attention and praise he gets. And no, I certainly don't wish he was a Yankee. There are so many more OFers I'd rather have. Probably at least 15- thats why he's overrated- many people mention him as an elite OF, top-5 when he is clearly not. Thats why he's overrated- he's not as good as many think he is.
I don't know how many times I've had to say this but OVERRATED DOES NOT EQUAL NOT GOOD and I have never said that he's not good, only that he isn't as good as many believe. (is this really that hard to understand)
I gone around in this arguement so many times and with so many different people, and I've had enough. Claim whatever unfounded victory you want; I'm done with this.
As for the stats comparisions- you're the one who's wrong. I haven't made ANY stat comparisons between Ichiro and the rest of MLB. I have merely argued generally and not stat-specific with numbers and research done. Please get your facts straight before you accuse me of doing something I haven't.
The ESPN thing that you're talking about makes no sense. No negative word to my knowledge has ever been said by ESPN about Ichiro, so obviously they like him.
I'll ask you guys this, before you go and try to prove that Ichiro is good, so he can't be overrated, read the 2nd paragraph again and realize that overrated does not mean not good.
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