Originally Posted by Ahhhorsepoo
How could ANYONE not want to have Torii on their team? a SMALL dropoff in power would occur, with him replacing dunn, but an immediate upgrade in fielding would occur.. he's still going to get a gold glove this year, so even if he is "declining" like you say.. his gold glove for one or two more years is far better than what dunn brings to the game.. question.. does he even own a glove? with how he plays it seems like each night he has a new one he is trying to break in..........
your constant Dunn is the best player in the world banter really has no base, and if you really would be that upset about them getting a big time improvement in the field over that overrated donkey(would be a good DH, but not a fielder in the NL), then go cheer on the cubbies or something...
Originally Posted by degenerate10
You also have a leftfielder who hits 40 home runs a year, drives in 100, scores 100 runs, and walks 100 times. AND he's entering his prime. Hunter on the other hand is on the decline.
I am fairly confident that this statement (which you quoted in the post above) does not exclaim that Dunn is the greatest player in the world. However it does state that Dunnn perrenially Hits 40+HRs, scores 100+ runs, 100+ RBI's, and walks 100+ times.
Dont be blinded by what you hear from Marty and Thom during broadcasts... Dunn's hitting prowess would be incredibly hard to make up for and adding a 32 year old center fielder's defense probably won't account for much. Remember Griffey (arguably the greatest player of his generation before injuries) was 31 when he first came to the queen city...