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How many times did we say this about Mariano?
Superstars can play well into their 40s, and they can be effective. Average players start looking "average" around 35 years old.
Pitchers last longer, particularly RPs. Peak years for position players is abot 28-32. Modest declines to 36, then steep declines.
Plus, SS defense killed them 3 years in a row.
must of been a slow death considering they made the alcs last yr
when the 38 yr old won the silver slugging award while leading the league in hits
I just don't remember SS defense being the problem that series
I wonder out loud how many Sox fans given the choice would have taken a healthy (2012) Jeter over Drew this year.
on this board you would have gotten a lot of takers. Right up to the end there were many who wanted Boggie and his extensive playoff record, take over for drew. Even after boggie pulled Ortiz off the bag, he was still their man.
But I think if you asked around Boston, Drew was well liked and most fans would have had no interest in Jeter.
Don't get me wrong. I was one of the few who preferred Drew over getting Will back in the line-up. Middlebrooks is an asset I'd rather not see play until he sharpens his defense and becomes better at the plate.
Jeter on the other hand plays decent defense and contributes a lot to the offense.
Give me the 2012 Jeter over Drew all day every day.