The_Met_Threat wrote:Ok well the difference between our tones are that you look at it in terms of who will be taken earlier. Probably A-Rod will be taken earlier by people in public leagues who don't know baseball, and A-rod is the first player that comes to mind when you say baseball these days, for a lot of people at least. But if you look at some posts in here of what people think next years top 10 should be, the shift is already starting, and many think A-rod should drop out of that 2nd spot. I believe that A-Rod is a great player, maybe he is better than Wright, but the gap between them is extremely close, and to say Wright is not a perennial top 10 pick is a joke. Please give me a list of 9 players whom you think are better picks.
You cannot say that people who will take ARod ahead of Wright do not know anything about baseball. Come on here. History is littered with "coulda bees" and "shoulda bees". Now, understand that I am not saying that Wright will fall into one of those categories. However, I just need to see over a little more time (say another year) before I make up my mind that not taking him as a top ten is some kind of cardinal sin. I understand what folks around here think and the reasoning is very, well..reasonable. However, I still resereve the right to my opinion. And as such, my opinion differs than yours. I gave my reasons as to why. That said, here are players (not in any particular order) whom I would take next year ahead of Wright:
Pujols, ARod, Vlad, Papi, Manny, Santana, Tejada, Cabrera, Beltran & Crawford. Mind you, this is not exactly my top 10, but rather 10 players that I would take before Wright.
Tiex is not a very good player, he doesn't need to "find his swing", he's just not doing very well this season and everyone is so surprised. Tiex is nothing more than a product of Arlington Ballpark, and if i were playing in a keeper, id feel much safer with Wright than i would with Tiex, because Tiex can't hit away from Arlington. He's good, but hes no longer that top 5 pick, and won't make up enough ground this year to get back to that spot.
This is not a new debate. Tex is far from a product of his ballpark. Players that fall into that category do not produce extrapolated road numbers to the tune of 26 homers & around 106-110 rbi's. Those are his numbers if you simply projected strictly his road numbers over the course of an entire season last year. Most top hitters have greater home numbers than road numbers. Tex is no exception.
That he is going through a funk is undeniable. However, all that he lacks is his power stroke. Once those come, the rbi's & more runs come. What Tex is going through is a power slump, nothing more. He was as highly touted, if not more, of a prospect than Wright. Wright could very easily find himself in such a slump next year. But that would not mean that he would simply be swept aside as "not that good of a player".
And i think Wright easily surpasses Vladdy in every single category.
Let me know when he surpasses Vlad in every single category and let me know when he has done consistently so in at least 2 straight years.
What is there not to like about Wright?
Nowhere do I state that I do not like him. I just do not share the opinion that he belongs where Vlad has been taken over the last few years.