Captain Furtah wrote:I think I'd take
But why isn't anyone mentioning guys like Rios, Sizemore, Braun, etc. in 2-3 years they have a good shot to be where the Arods and Pujols' are now...
Those other guys aren't being brought up because 1) They can't produce like the other players mentioned and 2) Haven't done well long enough to warrant being in the discussion.
Braun could possibly enter the discussion, but I want to see more than one year of production from him. To me, Braun's K/BB rate is troubling, 112/29, and I'm not sold yet he can consistently have a +1.000 OPS (Not that many can). While Rios and Sizemore have very good hitting stats, they just aren't in the same category as a Miggy Cab or Pujols.
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