Ender wrote:yeah but jsut keep in mind ARod has been nowhere near as good as last season in 2 of his previous 3 years, not anywhere within the same range at all. There was a very good reason people didn't universally draft him #1 last year, it wasn't just being foolish. He had hit .290 or lower 2 of the previous 3 years, he had hit 36 or fewer Hr's in 2 of 3 years, he had scored 113 or fewer runs in 2 of 3 years, he had hit 106 and 121 RBI.
Those are still great numbers but they aren't OMG no doubt 1st round pick style numbers. ARod has reached the point where his stats are erratic. He is still the smart pick at #1 but who knows if he'll be the best overall next season.
...Because Pujols was the guy who put up god-like numbers in 2006.