Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
I'm agreeing with a cardinals fan....ACK!...must....take...penicillin.
Just kidding. I think Mike's spot on here. I see that WAR counts Longoria and Votto as equivalent....but I'm just not seeing that...at all. Evan strikes me as an all-star caliber player without a doubt, but Joey is a DOMINATING force on the field. Worlds apart IMO.
Votto is the better hitter and I'd even argue his glove is undervalued. But the WAR is simply compensating for the fact that it is easier to replace a 1B than a 3B. I'd rather have Votto than Longoria on the Reds the next few years. But long term, given age,contract,and defensive position...I can see Longoria being the better value for a team...which I gotta think is what it is all about.