Re: OMG! look at the DODGERS first 5 hitters, could that be amongst the BEST in the HISTORY of the game?
posted at 7/25/2013 8:47 PM EDT
In response to CommyContrarianOnTwitter's comment:
starts with carl the craw.. remember him? fuly healthy again and has been his usual spark plug irritant self as a first-rate leadoff man. of course there's the most dangerous rook in years in one puig at second. talkin .600 slugging and well over 1.000 OPS. gonzo (remember him?) has become his old padre clutch self and a solid rock as the prototypical #3 hitter. nothin against pedy but a-gon is who u want in that position. the real though, the guy who makes this entire lineup truly elite and sangerous come playoff time is one HANLEY RAMIREZ... (y cant we get playas like that?).. perfect blend of left-right balance and skillset diversity. when u have Ethier batting 5th you have a powerful lineup. his bat is in resurgence (4 big hits yesterday).
all this without their top 3 OF'rs all playin together at the same time. kemp was on fire before his latest ankle issue. no way u sit puig. i can see kemp in left going forward and hitting SIXTH. think about that, the rightful MVP of just 2 years ago batting sixth. would hate to b a pitcher facing those guys. not one jabro in the bunch, each can go deeeep on any pitch. talk about a perfect win-win trade. dodgers wouldnt take it back and nor would we.
red sox west is kicking the angels all over their bloated grill on and off the field. these guys have won like 25 of 28 games and are poised to win their DIVISION! plus look at that pitching staff led by kuroda. built to make loud noise in the playoffs as well!
Dude, I can name multiple Red Sox line ups better in the past decade... let alone the whole league or history of the game. Pick any five and they are better... including the number 7 hitter Mueller who won a batting title that year.
Damon 750 OPS, 345 OBP, 12 HR, 30 SB
Nixon 975 OPS, 396 OBP, 28 HR
Mueller 938 OPS, 398 OBP, 19 HR (batting title)
Nomar 870 OPS, 345 OBP, 28 HR, 19 SB
Manny 1.014 OPS, 427 OBP, 37 HR
Ortiz 961 OPS, 369 OBP, 31 HR
Tek 863 OPS, 351 OBP, 25 HR
Millar 820 OPS, 348 OBP, 25 HR
Even Todd Walker at second wasn't bad that year with a 760 OPS, 333 OBP, 13 HR
Crawford 759 OPS, 333 OBP, 5 HR, 10 SB and only 16 RBI... demoted to part time play and is a shell of his former self with no power anymore and never walks
Puig has only 179 at bats in the bigs, ask Iglesias what a small sample size can do for your stats. That said, so far he has an impressive line of 1.012 OPS (hardly well over a 1.00 OPS), 417 OBP, 9 HR
Gonzo 838 OPS (119 point drop since he was with the sox last year), 356 OBP, 15 HR
Hanley has only 155 at bats, refer to Puig and Iglesias comments. He is red hot though. 1.126 OPS, 436 OBP, 10 HR
Ethier, pedestrian 765 OPS, 354 OBP, only 7 HR
*** edited to add the stats to compare apples to apples as requested