Re: More talent: Reds or Cardinals?
Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Broxton over Rosenthal... really?
Phillips offense over Craig's offense when Phillips put up a 97 OPS+ in 2012 compared to Craig's 138 OPS+ and this year Phillips is putting up a 107 OPS+ vs. Craig's 115 OPS+? I think you're a bit generous in saying that Phillips will outproduce Craig in the course of a given year.
Jay has been hitting in the 7 hole and you completely leave out Matt Carpenter in your analysis. Choo is still better than Carpenter but it pushes Jay down to the 7 hole. I think Jay is a better 7 hole option than what the Reds have.
Arroyo over Lynn? I'm not really understanding the Reds fans fascination with him. He's a decent pitcher but Lynn had a better WAR season than he did last year, better FIP, and is years younger than he is. In fact, I would argue that if Arroyo is your 3rd best pitcher, the Reds pitching staff is in trouble. I would at best put him as the Reds 5th starter.
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