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Thread: Who will have the better career...Alonso or Beckham?

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Jan 2008

    Re: Who will have the better career...Alonso or Beckham?


    If memory serves me correctly, you said that Alonso was going to be a better player than Tony Perez. Beckham is going to be better than that??? Wow, I gotta watch this!

    Just a good natured jab. You know I'm one of the Alonso supporters.


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  3. #32
    Join Date
    May 2007
    All around

    Re: Who will have the better career...Alonso or Beckham?

    I do think he'll be better than Tony Perez. I think Jack Clark was better than Tony Perez, too, though not defensively, and Alonso will not be close defensively to how good Perez was, either. I thought about it more later and really see Jack Clark's career to be the closest I can think of to Alonso, where I think Alonso will be more consistent with his average than Clark was. Beckham better, though? It's really a matter of which type of player you want on your team, or need. I love both.

  4. #33
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    princeton, nj

    Re: Who will have the better career...Alonso or Beckham?

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
    especially for the Reds, who already had a young lefty 1st baseman

    it's interesting that Chris Buckley, who drafted a need leadoff CFer and a huge need catcher, talked about not drafting for need the year after he finally overlooked the need pick (Beckham) for the glut pick (Alonso when Reds had Dunn and Votto already). if there was one year when going for the need made sense...
    I'm still surprised over not picking Beckham, who'd be Reds' starting shortstop right now and would be a middle infielder who can actually hit high in the order.

    Stubbs was a need, Mesoraco was a need, Leake's a need (after Arroyo/Harang salary dumps)... but Alonso over Beckham?

    Reds would be interesting with Beckham and ADunn right now.
    Last edited by princeton; 06-21-2009 at 05:28 PM.

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