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#1 yogib8

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

The Big Apple was the scene of the return of the power bat at SS in 2016. 

 

Both Cabrera and D. Gregorius reached 20 Hrs., which hadn't been achieved in 11 seasons.  they also both totaled in excess of 50 XBH which hadn't been done since Reyes laid down a 1st inning bunt to close his 2011 season and hadn't happened in the Bronx in a decade.

 

Defensively both AC and Gregorius provided a better dWAR than had been seen in NY in 6 years and that was in the occupied former parking lot of Shea Stadium.

 

IMO, Jeter was a very good player and a consistent cog in a 250 M machine.  His 4 GG and 3 SS were all awarded after the best SS in the AL moved to 3rd base.   The "Captain Clutch" was overstated, his BA with RISP with 2 out was 15 points below his career and the OPS 14 points below.  Both were still very good, but more like Lieutenant Clutch. 



#2 Saxon

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

what he said...

 

in short...I've always thought that Derek Jeter was extremely over-rated, and one of the luckiest ballplayers in MLB history...If Ernie Banks and Derek Jeter had swapped careers, would the Cubs drought ended sooner? Would the Yanks of the Mariano Rivera era have won less World Series? yeah, didn't think so either....






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