Posted by mattsmith on 4:44pm, Wednesday October 28th 2009
Ryan Howard OVER Mark Teixeira
I understand Tex has the huge contract and he’s probably the best defensive first baseman in all the land. Oh, and he can murder the baseball…
Still, I’d take Ryan’s bat over his. Howard has proven time and again that he is a lethal force that can’t be messed with. He’s a superstar.
Chase Utley OVER Robinson Cano
OK, so maybe Chase hasn’t been the same player since, well, May 2008. That’s cool. I think he’s playing with an injury again, but we won’t know for sure until after the postseason.
I love what Cano brings and he has a bright future. But, by and large, Utley has been the best second baseman in the league since 2007. I know he’s struggle,d but he’s a gamer. Gotta love his attitude.
Jimmy Rollins OVER Derek Jeter
yeah, I know Jeter is the son of Jesus Christ and all, but I’ll take J-Roll any day. Sounds crazy considering he’s nowhere near as consistent with the bat as Jeter, but Jimmy has a flare for the dramatic. He comes through when you need him to. He’ll aggravate you, but he always makes up for it. Not to mention, he’s the best defensive shortstop in baseball. Period.
A-Rod OVER Pedro Feliz
Uhh, yeah, this is a no-brainer. I like A-Rod as a player. He’s a fraud in some ways, you know, because of that steriod thing… but he’s still one of the best of the game regardless
LF Raul Ibanez OVER Johnny Damon
They’re both old, but Ibanez has more potential… if that makes sense.
Shane Victorino OVER Melky Cabrera
Victorino is the best center fielder in the NL, in my opinion. Love him or hate him, he’s a stud. Melky reminds me of a Marlon Byrd type, but I may be wrong
Jayson Werth OVER Nick Swisher
Not even a debate. I would like to punch Swisher in his nose. He just has that look to him…
Carlos Ruiz OVER Jorge Posada
Ruiz has established himself as one of the best all-around catchers in the game. I respect Posada, but at this point in his career, I think he’s a step or two behind his prime.