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Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Why did Sheff's SB numbers decline in NY? His career SB% is close to 70%, and he is as experienced and wise as Arod, right, so under the theory you guys are using, his SB numbers should spike in NY - what happened?
Mookie - I like the selective data sample you used to "prove" the peak baserunning yrs are right around 30.
Im gonna go with 25ish based on common sense - I know I could run a whole lot faster 5 yrs ago than I could today - I bet you could too.
ARod's 2005 projection:
115, 38, 105, 18, .295
Thats not 1st rd stuff for a 3B guys. He is living off name recognition, a history of hitting in a hitters park, and an inflated SB total based on one yr - when he was 30.
Most of the pro Arod arguments Ive seen on this thread are taking every optimistic projection for each cat, and combining them to come up with their total projection for him - just to qualify him as a top 3 pick.
Also, I have yet to see a post from a pro-arod supporter that talks about his actual fantasy value from a $ perspective. How much was he worth last yr? How much was Vlad, Beltran, or Tejada, worth comparitively - since thats essentially the range you are suggesting he is in? Id like to see you guys defend that one.
Mookie4ever wrote:Tell me CBM, why should his SB numbers go down?
WeaponsMasProduction wrote:Sheffield couldnt even lift his arm above his head for a lot of the year. I think that had even more to do with the lower steal total than his age, though his age will certainly limit his steals too.
Surgery shouldn't slow Sheff
BY ANTHONY McCARRON
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
Gary Sheffield underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder yesterday and doctors did not find a torn labrum, Sheffield's attorney said, so the Yankee right fielder is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Dr. James Andrews, the famed Birmingham, Ala. orthopedist, removed scar tissue in Sheffield's shoulder, said Sheffield's attorney, Rufus Williams. Sheffield's shoulder bothered him most of the season, at times making him unable to lift his arm above shoulder height. Still, he was second in the AL MVP voting behind Anaheim's Vladimir Guerrero.
Williams described the surgery as "about what was expected. It was all arthroscope. The labrum may have a little damage, but it's not torn. They went in and cleaned out scar tissue and hopefully got it to where it should be."
The Yankees estimated Sheffield's rehab time at 4-5 weeks, but Williams was more conservative, saying only, "We expect he should be ready to go for spring training. We're happy with where he is now."
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