>> But he's not one of the premier batters in the league. What did you
>> say his rank was, 38th? Yet he's won two MVPs and is often considered
>> one of the top 5 or 10 offensive players in baseball, which is clearly
>> overrating him.
>Oh Jesus Mary Joseph! Juan Gonzalez only the 38th best hitter in baseball?
>That is so absurd as to make it, and whoever came up with it, laughable.
>But please . . . tell me, who are the 37 that are better than he is? And
I believe this argument is built upon an over reliance on all the
esoteric stats. Bottom line is, this year we will be better with him
than if we had Kapler and Cordero. Next year it may be a tossup, fie
years from now it may be quite uneven, but this gives us a better team
for this season.
Think back three years ago. I was sure we would be the favorite in
the AL Central this year (2000). The old way wasn't working. I don't
know if this will work but I am starting to think its worth a try.
Let's get Grape's opinion on this.
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