People forget that Chipper posted an OPS over 1.000 last year and that McCann's was .960. I mean, just going by average 2006 OPS, the Braves three beat Beltran/Delgado/Wright by 20 points, and ARod/Abreu/Giambi by 30 points, and they beat Chicago by a wide margine. (Of course, that's with Lee's "poor" .875 OPS. Chicago wins if you use his 2005 numbers, 'course, then you can argue that you have to use Sori's 2005 numbers, too, and we're back to square one. )ChipperJonesFanatic wrote:I think the Braves have a very underrated one. But I think I am going to have to pick Boston. Pitchers die to see Big Papi, then Many, then...it doesn't even matter. Drew is a very good 5 hitter. I see them a little better than the Yanks one.
So at the very least, the Braves need to be in this discussion, and you can easily make a case that they're at (or near) the top of the list.
Note: by the standard used above, Manny, Ortiz, and Drew absolutly murder everyone and it's not even close.