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Sizemore: at Baltimore (3/31), 2 for 4 with HR (1 R & 1 RBI) 0 BB 1 SO Team lost
Ellsbury: at Houston (4/1), 0 for 4, 1 R 1 BB Team lost
**Cumulative Score (Thru Game 7)
1. If the player is unable to play the next game for whatever reasons, it's an automatic loss since he is unable to help the team. If both players are unable to play their next games, that game doesn't count.
2. If both players put up similar numbers but not identical, followings will be the factors to determine the winner.
(Team's win, contribution to team's win, winning HR, hit, R etc.)
3. If both players put up identicak numbers, Rule# 2 factors will be applied to determine the winner
4. W will be given strictly to the player with better stats. Team win contribution comes into play whenever it's difficult to determine the winner by their in-game stats.
** Feel free to update whenever I skip or unable to update.
With all do respect this thread was a good idea but meaningless when you really think about it. Ells is making 24mil more than Grady so we already have the best deal for the club if his health holds up. You also have to factor in the rust on Grady compared to a player in Ells who has been playing each of the past three years.
Grady and the Sox win regardless of final Stats this season. Even more so if JBJ and Grady both have good years. Then we have two solid all round players making 23 plus less than one.
I wouldn't say its "meaningless", but you make a good point about VALUE. At $24M more than Sizemore is getting paid, its going to be very difficult for Ellsbury to represent better VALUE than Sizemore if both guys stay on the field, unless Sizemore really flops. I think you build the bulk of your club on high value players and splurge on a couple of stars (Ortiz, Lackey, Lester, for example). Thats how you build a consistent winner IMO.
No disrepect intended Pumpsie. maybe meaningless was a bit harsh sorry. I just feel if Grady stays healthy and productive we already have a win. If both Grady and JBJ have nice seasons without tying up an injury prone OF long term for 25mil it's a win win.
When you measure Ells and Grady you should probably include JBJ in the equation because he was supposed to replace Ells, getting a healthy and productive Grady was just another huge bonus. It just so happens Grady was chosen to replace Ells in CF at the moment. We will know more in a year or two but regardless we still have plenty of talent and cash for further upgrades.
The Yankees don't have that luxury!