Nomarrrrrrrrrr wrote:Apparently you guys, and especially you Met fans, don't watch too many Met games. Reyes is a great distraction when he is on base and when he isn't on base the Mets offense is lackluster. He energizes the team with his kid like antics
Pretty sure firejoemorgan would have a field day if someone tried to use 'kid-like antics' as an argument for value to a team.
Nomarrrrrrrrrr wrote:So you can say Rollins is much better than Reyes but as a leadoff hitter he isn't much better if at all. The extra homeruns don't mean that much from the leadoff spot and he scores so many runs because he has a better lineup behind him.
1. The extra homeruns don't mean AS much. But they mean something. Rollins outhomered Reyes by 28 last season. What a coincidence, he also outscored Reyes by 20 runs! Oh, and about 40 more RBIs! Where did all those extra counting stats come from? Oh right, b/c a home run is also a run and an RBI.
2. Rollins's lineup is better? Um, Mets have Carlos Beltran and reigning MVP David Wright along w/ declining/inconsistent slugger Delgados, it's not like Dave Concepcion is hitting 3rd for them. Phillies have Chase Utley, 2006 MVP Ryan Howard, declining/inconsistent slugger Pat Burrell. Say what you will, it's not so clear who has the better lineup on any given day behind him.
I will admit you have a very valid argument w/ age. Rollins's stats will level off or decline slightly, while Reyes will likely improve to the point where he hits 25 and steals 60 to be MVP/fantasy MVP w/in the next 3 years.