osforlife wrote:Thank you for bringing up my mistake. I totally botched what I was trying to say. Okay, let me start over. Manny Machado is a very good player, and it is truly amazing how valuable he was able to be at age twenty. It will be a joke if he doesn't win a gold glove. But, in 2013, he was really only fairly productive at the plate. He was Baltimore's third best offensive player, but was no where near the offensive caliber that Adam Jones and Chris Davis produced at. Machado didn't get on-base at a very effective rate, and didn't hit for an excessive amount of power.
Player A's 2013: .283/.314/.432
Player B's Career: .282/.316/.423
Player A is Manny Machado; Player B is Delmon Young. Tell me again why it is so ridiculous to compare a .746 OPS to a .739 OPS?
No Manny is not Adam Jones and I don't know who said he was. Manny is a lot younger and has only had a little over a year in the majors. I for one am not looking at "faults" in his game or comparing him to anyone else.
Back to the ridiculousness and Delmon young. I'm totally speechless about your argument thinking that they are comparable. Maybe if Manny was a DH and fat and slow I might agree, but this is the real world and there is a hell of a lot more to baseball than OPS stats.