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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruin152 View Post
    Because he was actually injured and unable to play. Vlad was healthy enough to play. Similarly, I'm going to label Guerrero's one postseason homer "lucky" just because it's convenient to my argument.

    "Finesse plays a huge role in a hitters productivity." What does that nonsense even mean?


    I didn't fail to address it--I found it laughable. A-Rod was in tiptop shape? How do you figure? NOBODY is in tiptop shape after a 162-game season--EVERYBODY is playing with some ailment by that point. That's just B.S. Was Vlad just too hurt all three years (convenient!), or maybe he just had some bad series against some great pitching?


    No, just to stubborn people who still use batting average as their benchmark for hitting. Almost anyone can figure out that batting average doesn't take into account walks or extra bases on hits, which are very important when it comes to power hitters.

    A-Rod's splits (AVG/OBP/SLG) in 2004
    ALDS .421/.476/.737
    ALCS .258/.378/.516

    That is "tearing it up."


    Mighty convenient "if you toss this out, because it doesn't fit my argument"--considering it's a third of his career postseason ABs.


    Protection is great when it comes to team run production, but it really doesn't impact individual production nearly as much as you're making it out to be. If it did, why didn't it affect Vlad's numbers in the regular season? Protection or not, it doesn't change the fact that it was still Vlad who was standing at the plate making outs. And Ramirez and Ortiz are both great hitters regardless of who's hitting in front or behind them.

    Again, Vlad's splits in the playoffs are .183/.258/.233. That's atrociously bad. A-Rod is far better career-wise (like 400 points higher in OPS). But keep spinning.
    Pwned.

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    First, the Dodgers are one of the teams who can afford A-rod.

    Second, McCourt has been anything but cheap.

    Third, the people who say A-rod can only produce in the regular season don't know ****.

    Signing Torre would help. Being a big market team helps. Having an owner who has demonstrated a desire to win with his wallet helps (it's the GM's fault for spending it poorly). Having a GM who won't deal with Boras really hurts. Lets hope Mr. Mustache is no longer butt hurt about Drew leaving.

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    I'd like to see more GMs publicly refuse to work with Boras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanteHicks View Post
    I'd like to see more GMs publicly refuse to work with Boras.
    Don't hold your breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruin152 View Post
    Don't hold your breath.
    I know, I know, I'm just still really bitter that Dreifort could have been a dominant closer, but because starters make more money, Boras killed the golden goose.

    That's not the only reason I hate him, but it's probably at the top of the list.

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    It would be awesome if Torre and A-Rod signed with the Dodgers. That would be a dream come true

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    I'm going to do a complete 180 here and say A-Rod will sign with the Dodgers. I'm not sure if anyone knows this but A-Rod before the 1993 draft told the Mariners NOT to draft him so he could be picked by the Dodgers.

    In the summer of 1993, following high school graduation, Alex was approached by several major league baseball scouts. His dream of playing in the major leagues was about to come true. The Seattle Mariners chose him as their #1 choice in the June 1993 draft -- Alex was just 17 years old.

    At the time he didn't want to be a Mariner. It was too far from home. After meeting Tommy Lasorda, he found himself wanting to be a Dodger. Negotiations between the Rodriguez’s family and the Mariners turned ugly with his adviser/agent, Scott Boras allowing correspondence to take place only by fax.
    http://www.latinosportslegends.com/ARod-bio.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanteHicks View Post
    I know, I know, I'm just still really bitter that Dreifort could have been a dominant closer, but because starters make more money, Boras killed the golden goose.
    Hmmmm, I don't really understand this. So it's Boras' fault that Dreifort became a starter?

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    A-rod won't become a Dodger because (a) the Dodgers only overpay for ****ty players and (b) it would be too perfect of a fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lath19 View Post
    A-rod won't become a Dodger because (a) the Dodgers only overpay for ****ty players and (b) it would be too perfect of a fit.
    that's the spirit

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