Re: Reds Player Of The Month (April 2006)
Like many here, I grew up spending hours scrutinizing every detail of just about every box score I could get my hands on. Sunday came and I could spend half the day looking through the league leaders. Of course, this was mostly during the Big Red Machine days, so they were pretty easy to look at.
Spent a lot of time playing most baseball simulations and continuing to feed the stat Jones. Loved the stuff. Couldn't get enough.
But, what I've seen from many over the past couple of years has soured the milk a bit. Stats can certainly be used to prop up an argument and make the poster look like a genius and the guy you are responding too like a buffoon. Of course, it can go both ways, ad nauseum. Why you feel the need to beat every contrary opinion over the head with the bat of stats is beyond me.
Love Adam Dunn. Can't believe what an extraordinary ballplayer he is and can't wait to see what he becomes in the next few years. Hope he retires a Red. He had a great month and deserves some recognition.
But, the original post was who people considered the MVP for April. Arroyo had an outstanding and, mostly, unexpected month. He deserves the recognition. At this point, nearly 63% of others feel the same.
Nobody's slamming Adam, least of all me. But, when I sent in my original post, I was expecting such a response. It just doesn't have to be about stats and/or the defense of Adam Dunn all channels, all the time.