SABR Matt, on Mar 24 2008, 06:39 PM, said:
Of course I would never argue Vidro is God's gift to the position.
I argue that Vidro is solid...a little below average but the smoking crater in the offense than everyone in Seattle thinks. I'd rather have Edgar any day. I'd probably rather have Clement. But Vidro will do a good enough job to help us compete.
And "the only stat that favors Virdo is OBP...that's it!"...that's half the battle in producing runs, TopCat (not exactly half...but a huge chunk)...getting on base. That's a completely weird statement to me...OBP is a BIG DEAL...Seattle fans should know this considering how much we all want the Ms to take more walks and get on base.
Well now, thanks for the stat lesson Matt. You keep preaching the joys of Vidro. Nevermind he's our resident sloth. And despite GA having way fewer ABS, he scored almost as many runs. And Vidro plays ZERO defense. The guy is a one dimensional player.
At the end of the day, he is what he is. Yes we could do worse.
I'm still laughing however at the very idea that Vidro is better than GA. And you're wrong about GA. He can still play OF rather well. He's no longer a CF to be sure. He still has a great arm as well.
Nevermind the VLAD laugher. That one is even better.
This post has been edited by TopCat: 24 March 2008 - 07:30 PM