- 07/12/2013, 12:56AM ET
Marlins Fan said 07/12, 12:56 AM
Follow the format, please. No point arguing middle relievers.
Please try and make at least two changes. Thanks.
OlderthanDirt said 07/12, 12:04 PM
Gonna jump in with both feet.
After looking at your list and looking at several stats sheets, I see you only leave TWO possible choices for debate.
I will trade Chris Sale and add Patrick Corbin of the D-Backs.
Corbin has better all around numbers than Sale and meets the criteria under 25.
This season Corbin has posted a 2.40 ERA with 99 strikeouts and a very low 0.98 WHIP.
While Sale is having a good year for the White Sox his numbers only exceeds Corbin's in K's. He is more of a strike out pitcher but he also gives up more dingers than Corbin. And Corbin pitching in the hot dry air of Arizona that is a tougher duty.
I looked and you chose the highest BA and offensive stats for all the other position players under 25 in the league except for one position, RF.
Even though I argued Puig should not have been voted into the ASG on the final vote, I did admit to the kid having some serious skills.
I will take Puig over Stanton at this point in their career.
I will save this argument for the second go around.
Marlins Fan said 07/12, 11:39 PM
Nice flip flop on Puig. Yesterday he was a nobody and you were all fired up to make sure you wouldn't be forced to bear watching him in the ASG.
Now you're dropping Giancarlo Stanton to add Puig to your team?
Stanton is MLB's purest power hitter right now. Puig, although talented, is a young upstart with a month and a half under his belt.
I'll take the guy who has proven over the last several years to be baseball's strongest hitter over the guy who we don't know real well, other than we know that he certainly is due for a regression to the mean.
That's my problem with Puig. All we know about the guy is what we've seen so far, which means from here on out, as his level of play evens out, we have no idea what to expect from him.
Stanton is a known commodity. A pure power hitter. MLB's best pure power hitter. I like to invest with confidence. Gambling never looked good on me. And therefore I would take Stanton over Puig all day.
Next... are you really saying that Corbin, who pitches in the NL West, has a tougher job than Chris Sale, who pitches in the AL Central?
If we know anything about pitching, it's that it's MUCH easier to dominate the NL than the AL.
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