• Pauly D

    To Drew, or not to Drew?

    • http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

      Definitely Drew, says Drew

  • pepes pizza

    Do you think the Yankees could get Ackley and Montero from the Mariners using one of Phelps/Nuno/Warren and adding a decent prospect to go with it? Im afraid if Teix can’t live up to expectations this infield will be really really bad.

    • RetroRob

      Montero has never played first and has not been good.

      More interested in Ackley for the infield.

  • jonas

    Any chance Girardi doesn’t use the C word and uses D-rob in a host of hi-leverage situations?

  • Dan

    Something else with talent dilution and what not at the end (integration, then expansion, then international talent, so when was the league’s talent base strongest?) is that baseball has more competition from other sports. In the 1960’s it was far and away the most popular, now they’re losing guys to football and basketball.

    So basically, there are always arguments for and against the talent base in baseball being stronger or weaker, it’s a silly argument because of all the factors.

  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

    I’m sorry, Mike, but to favorably compare Choo against right-handed pitching to Barry Freaking Bonds is probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard you say on this site.

    • Chris H

      Choo hit .317/.457/.554 this past season against RHP and he hits .309/.411/.521 career vs RHP, this year was very much Bonds like and his career numbers are pretty darn close to vintage Bonds numbers. Obviously it’s only against 3/4th of the league, and he’s not slugging .600+ but Bonds himself didn’t do that every year.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Almost 50 points of OBP and 100 points of slugging difference. Not quite the same.

        • Chris H

          Depends on what you are judging, Bonds best year ever? Even Babe Ruth can’t compete with that. Choo’s numbers last year vs RHP compare with Bonds career numbers, better OBP and about 40 points off SLG. I think that’s close enough, though no one is arguing the are even in the same ballpark as overall players.

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            Yea, I was just looking at career numbers.

            And it’s not very likely to think that Choo is going to continue to put up those numbers for 7 years.