Re: 2007 Cincinnati Reds
Originally Posted by isaiahbarney
And he makes more than Dunn with much less production. And is 31 yrs old.
Adam Dunn has a career OPS of .893(.245/.380/.513). JD Drew has a career OPS of .905 (.286/.393/.512). Drew is easily a better defender than Dunn and has hit in a tougher home park. I'm not saying I'd trade Dunn for Drew necessarily, particularly given Drew's injury issues, but in terms of production, they are actually quite similar. One could argue that Drew is the more productive of the two, when he plays.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.