Re: East coast media bias; should Todd Frazier be an all star instead of Bryce Harper
Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Who at 3B would you have taken over Freese? This is another position where the NL is weak. You have David Wright and everyone else. If you look at Freese's production, his selection wasn't that crazy. There's only 1 other third baseman that has started the entire season in the NL that has a better BA and only two other 3B that have more RBI's and a better OBP.
With Tulo gone, Furcal wasn't that crazy of a choice either. There's only two other SS with more RBI's than him (remember he's a leadoff hitter) and only one other SS with a better OBP than him this year at SS in the NL. If Tulo was playing everyday, my opinion would be different but there has not been a clear dominant player at SS this year.
I can agree with you about Lynn though. As good as he has been replacing Carpenter, he probably shouldn't have been an all star.
You are arguing different things for & against different people. If you are gonna use OPS for Phillips then use OPS for all. Wright, Sandoval's & Chippers was easily better than Freese at the break. J-Roll, Reyes & Willie Bloomquist all had better OPS than Furcal at SS. Cozart wasn't far off Furcals pace.
Last edited by Mario-Rijo; 07-15-2012 at 11:36 AM.