Re: My god these guys are good
posted at 10/13/2013 11:37 AM EDT
In response to RedSoxFireman's comment:
J. Upton was terrible this year, after April, and in the LDS.
149 Games Played in and 27 Homers and .818 OPS is better than your idol, Ellsbury. So, you like Gomes and Napoli over J. Upton and A. Gonzelez, I don't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And your previous 'must get' guy, Matt Kemp, has turned into an albatross, stay at home guy.
Ellsbury makes Kemp look like Cal Ripkin, Jr.
Career OPS is .844. Steals 30 to 40 bases and hits 25 to 30 HR a season when he's not hurt.
But I've noted you want to spend a bunch of money on Ellsbury instead of on Kemp. Let's see how that turns out, as Kemp's a world beater when you compare the two players work history record to this point.
I wasn't comparing Upton or Kemp to Ellsbury, of course. Ellsbury's a left-handed leadoff hitter. You posited Upton and Kemp as the big right-handed bats we needed to cure our fatal flaw.
Ellsbury isn't my idol. He's gone after this year, I've never said otherwise.