Yoda wrote:8-o Tejada is a solid player but I'll take the faster guy with a career OPS of .955 versus .808 any time, any day. Even in his worst season since 1997, Arod still outperformed Tejada.
That's really a unfair comparision. Arods ops was influenced alot hitting in the Kingdome and TBIA. He now hits in a tough place for RHB. Tejada is been getting better year by year, while Arod since 00 has declined in ops, rc/27 each year. Since 01, Arods road ops in recent years is about .930. Tejada had a .893 ops last year to Arods .883. The gap isn't much, considering Tejada is entering his power years. I think Tejada has a 50/50 shot of outearning Arod this year.