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ajgnydc722 wrote:Please explain to me why Renteria and especially Mike Young are superior offensive players to Jeter.
CubsFan7724 wrote:aww DK beat me to it! stupid 56K wouldnt let me load MLB.com fast enough
CubsFan7724 wrote:LBJackal wrote:KC shoudl'nt me mentioned in the same breath as Texas/StL/NYY.
For offense, I like NY. Defense, StL. But St. Louis has to be #1 overall.
Rolen is not far behind A-Rod in my books, especially when you factor in defense, Renteria is far better than Jeter, Pujols is better than Giambi, and both don't have a good 2B. So I'm going with St. Louis. Texas has good yougn talent at all 4 positions, but they arent' as good defensively, or even offensively for that matter.
Ya Young, Blalock, Soriano and Teixiera couldnt hit the broadside of a barn right?? Because all 4 of their infield posistions are good hitters, and dont show a weak spot there, I go with Texas as the best all around hitting infield.
CubsFan7724 wrote:Gimme Giambi right now. In a few years, Ill take Tex. This guy was the #5 pick in the 2001 draft, which included studs like Prior and Mauer. Hes a highly touted young hitter who already is getting lots of respect from pitchers. (He gets walked all the time) He can hit for power, and he'll prolly 30-100 this year with .270-.280 average. He can only get better.
blankman wrote:Stats don't tell the whole story about defense, since there are so many factors that go into the amount of plays players make a game. There are so many factors that affect plays- groundball/flyball pitcher, the amount of strikeouts the pitcher has (NYY in particular tend to K more hitters than most from my memory), length of the infield grass and probably a few others. I buy that Jeter has bad range, especially last year due to his shoulder, but I will not agree that he costs the team more than 1 game ALL year.
In reality, defense IS overrated. Sure it can save 1 or 2 runs in a game, but not in every game. What matters more is what the players do at bat, when they can have a bigger effect on the actual outcome of the game.
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