rich101682 wrote:Pedro wrote:All I said was they put up similar offensive numbers, are you going to argue that with me?
Plus, Lee has always had steady protection in his lineup and his RBI numbers are not as impressive since Beltran has more out of the #2 spot in the lineup as opposed to batting further down with more guys on base.
No disagreement at all. Just have to mention that Lee is batting in typically a more rbi productive spot in the batting order BUT you have to keep in mind that the 3 and 4 hitters in front of him are Mags and Thomas. They don't actually help his rbi numbers they hurt it because of all the home runs and rbi's they knock in. They actually take away more rbi opps then they give. Beltran is doing more than almost anyone else could in the 2 spot but he DOES have Sweeney and Juan Gone batting behind him giving him very good protection whereas Lee has Konerko and Crede who don't exactly instill fear in opposing pitchers. Again there's no question Beltran is much much better than Lee just though I'd defend Lee a bit. Just something to think about.