Originally Posted by PuffyPig
I'm not disagreeing with your assessment of Gonzalez, but what stat "alone" is more reliable for getting a total evaluation of a player?
I'd argue that no stat "alone" gives a complete evaluation of a player, but OPS as a sole stat comes closest.
My point is that every time a player is mentioned, OPS is immediately utilized to quantify whether the player is worth it, or simply fodder.
I'm not disagreeing that OPS isn't a "quick reference" to give a basic feel about a player. Only that when evaluating a player, looking at OB% and SLG% only
is not giving a complete picture when evaluating a player and/or what they might contribute.
What about defense? If this guy can bring a solid upgrade, at a reasonable price, to this middle INF, is that of any value and/or should be considered?
Concepcion played 19 season with a sub-700 OPS.
How many games did our defense lose for us last year? Would Gonzalez possibly help to improve on that?
And what other viable alternatives are out there and available right now as far as SS/2B?