and to think he wants vlad money this offseason... tsk tsk
magpipes is NOT vlad:
magglio's average season - .308/30/114/13 54BB 69K
vladimir's average season - .324/38/116/19 61BB 78K
edit, also note that magglio has been in a far more potent lineup than vlad up until this season, and vlad posessing homies who have his back will truly help him out. this season is vlad's first with protection and he seems to be on pace to have a better season than his average season, save home runs.
project them both out to 150 games
vlad: .342/37/135/12 with 129 runs
mags: .314/29/122/0 with 93 runs
while they dont seem too different, keep in note that this season, bad back and all, vladimir is .342/19/69/6 with 66 runs through 77 games and magglio is .311/8/34/0 with 26 runs, put that to 77 games and you've got .311/15/63/0 with 48 runs
while it's only 4 HRs and 6 RBIs difference, keep in mind that vlad tends to be a .350+ hitter from august to the end of the season, and ir eally think he's going to have a fighting chance of pulling those currently stellar numbers further upwards.
so well, depending on what happens with the injury, i think magglio's going to really shoot himself in the foot in terms of his free agent market value. much like vladdy's back last season, this is magglio's first serious injury that i can remember, and the whitesox still playing .500+ baseball w/o him isnt the best indication of him being 100% invaluable.
that said, both are damn fine ballplayers, but i dont think mags is worth vlad money, slightly less, like within 1/3 less of vladdy-dah-dee-we-like-to-par-tee.