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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Newsday: Matthews: Minaya should open Mets’ vault for A-Rod

Question…is Newsday a step up or a step down from Gotham Baseball?

Think of how easy a transition this would be. Rodriguez could hold on to his apartment in Manhattan. He still could sunbathe in the park. (Flushing Meadow, not Central.) The Mets, having learned from past mistakes, could offer Alex and Cynthia their own reality show on SNY. (Anna Benson is going to be sooooo jealous!) And just like that, all those unsold luxury boxes and season subscriptions to Citi Field will vanish like Carlos Delgado during “God Bless America.”

Best of all, with the stroke of a pen, the Mets can give their fans real reasons to go to the ballpark next year, aside from getting one last look at Shea Stadium.

For the first time in their history, the Mets would have the best player in the game while he still was the best player in the game. For the first time in their history, they could sign a free agent and watch him get better, not worse.

Repoz Posted: October 30, 2007 at 04:41 AM | 213 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. dr. bleachers Posted: October 31, 2007 at 09:41 AM (#2601137)
There is, by the way, one member of the inner circle to whom Wright's early career combo of consistency and greatness pales

First name I checked. What about DiMaggio?

Same age 22-24 span, he's got Wright by 35 BtRuns per BRef. OK, position and defense (no idea for Joe) that's probably not "pales."

Ted Williams age 20-23: 160, 162, 235, 217. Foxx was unbelievable before age 25 and leads the through-age 25 runs created list (played full seasons from 21-25). Perhaps I'm missing something here.
   202. BDC Posted: October 31, 2007 at 11:24 AM (#2601147)
I think Sam was talking third basemen, OMG.
   203. dr. bleachers Posted: October 31, 2007 at 11:38 AM (#2601149)
Whoops. "Inner circle", "adjust for position" and 5 AM threw me. I threw in the last sentence because I figured I was being stupid, and now I'm sure of it. Holy #### that was dumb.
   204. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: October 31, 2007 at 12:13 PM (#2601156)
Ted Williams age 20-23: 160, 162, 235, 217.

That may seem impressive, but Jose Reyes, the guy Williams should be compared to, is a vastly superior defender and baserunner.

Williams has the range of a cadaver and runs the bases like a headless horseman. That's advantage Jose -- to the tune of roughly 70 runs per season. Not to mention, Reyes does all this in a pitcher's park!

Put Williams at SS and he'd splinter. I never understood what all the fuss was about with him.
   205. Conor Posted: October 31, 2007 at 12:38 PM (#2601170)
I don't doubt that 30 overall runs above average is quite good and valuable, but that makes him somewhere around #5-#10 among MLB shortstops, while Wright is clearly the #2 3Bman in MLB.


Who are, the minimum 4 SS, you think are 30 overall runs above average. Rollins in his career year was about 30. Hanley was pretty close.

And if you could get anywhere close to 9 that would be awesome.
   206. Alex meets the threshold for granular review Posted: October 31, 2007 at 08:35 PM (#2601847)
There is, by the way, one member of the inner circle to whom Wright's early career combo of consistency and greatness pales, and that is the magnificent Eddie Mathews. It can be argued that Mathews had the greatest start to a career in the history of baseball, certainly when you adjust for position. OPS+, starting at age 20, all in full-time play:

113
171
172
172
143
154

That's through his age 25 season, in 1957. Yikes.


I knew I forgot somebody on that list.
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