Evans was really good, Baines was a better "hitter" no doubt not just a prettier swing. But neither scared you when they got in the box. The walks are really a nice stat those 2years for Dewey which brings him to a better OBP impressive, never really knew that of him. As I said better argument for DE but nope for both.I'm with you that neither should be in. But a much better hitter in his prime? Do the numbers I posted mean anything? Baines had a prettier swing, that's about it.
Evans' two best seasons:
1987 -- .305 BA, 34 HR, 123 RBI, .986 OPS, 106 walks.
1982 -- .292 BA, 32 HR, 98 RBI, .932 OPS, 112 walks.
(his 1981 season was actually better but tough to compare due to the strike)
Baines' best two:
1984 -- .304 BA, 29 HR, 94 RBI, .903 OPS, 54 walks
1999 -- .312 BA, 25 HR, 103 RBI, .919 OPS, 54 walks (extra credit for doing this at age 40)
Plenty of teams now put their best power hitters at the very top of the lineup.If you're not driving in runs you better be walkimng a ton and scoring a ton. Otherwise tell me the impact as a 3-4-5 hitter?
No. It's probably working well. I think that Evans' swing was quirky (and effective), but not exactly pleasing to the eye. On the other hand it was famous and often imitated. Of course, rarely duplicated (See: Jordan, Michael).Ok I think my sarcasm detector is a bit off . . .
Edelman versus Bonds. Kinda different.Exactly, it's hard to believe people are this naive. Everyone was taking them then because the league wanted everyone taking them then.
Steroids and HGH are still rampant in every sport. For some reason nobody has ever cared that all our football players are on it. People care about players going brain dead but they don't care about the roids they are all taking. A big part of the reason they are going brain dead is because of the roids.
The problem with RBIs are they are team dependent. If you have bad teammates you get less opportunities. It’s really no different than a great pitcher who gets no run support having a mediocre record.If you're not driving in runs you better be walkimng a ton and scoring a ton. Otherwise tell me the impact as a 3-4-5 hitter?
Pettite has 19 postseason wins, the most all time. You may want to consider that.Grouchy me is going with "none of the above" on this one. Clemens and Bonds blew it with the steroids, it's unforgivable no matter how many players were doing it. If Petite doesn't play for the Yankees, he and his lifetime 3.85 ERA wouldn't be in the conversation. He's a classic Hall of Very Good player along with Walker, Visquel and Shiling. Visquel is the closest in my book because of his glove, but the numbers on all of them just don't add up.
Besides, half the point of football is showcasing speed, power, and strength.Sure but they all do it in football. Peyton Manning or Tom Brady versus Bonds.
I would be surprised by any players who are not doing roids and hgh in football.Besides, half the point of football is showcasing speed, power, and strength.
I'd argue, if a guy isn't doing something (especially a guy Edelman's size), he's a lunatic. Gotta not get killed out there.
As a Red Sox fan, I will say I never once feared facing pettite in the playoffs. In fact, actually preferred it.Pettite has 19 postseason wins, the most all time. You may want to consider that.
Of course, if the umps are watching me close I just rub a little jalapeno up inside my nose, get it runnin and if I need to load the ball up a little, I just *sniff* wipe my nose . . .hahaha 'Major League' reference.
Just a PSA: Crisco. Bardol. Vagisil. Any one of them will give you another two to three inches' drop on your curveball.