Almost Interchangeable?

Player A:

48 games, .296 BA, .394 OBP, .853 OPS, 10.5 VORP, 1.74RF, .821ZR, $14M per season

Player B:

53 57 games [corrected], .285 BA, .350 OBP, .811 OPS, 10.3 VORP, 1.91RF, .780ZR, $16M per season

21 comments… add one
  • That’s hilarious. Good find.
    I won’t spoil the fun for others.

    Pat (SF) June 4, 2008, 3:24 pm
  • Ah, but Player A is signed for another three years after this one and his BABIP is 40 points higher this year than his career baseline.

    A YF June 4, 2008, 3:45 pm
  • I got one, can’t figure out the other one.

    LocklandSF June 4, 2008, 3:46 pm
  • Ah, but Player A is signed for another three years after this one
    The salaries were informational, not critical. But regardless, if you think Player B is going contractless for the next three years you are out of your mind. That contract, barring some sort of catastrophic injury this season, will be worth many, many millions, for sure.

    SF June 4, 2008, 3:59 pm
  • but player B made a catch last nite that stopped the papers from completely burying joba this morning. that’s gotta be worth something.

    sf rod June 4, 2008, 4:03 pm
  • Come on, rod, please?!

    SF June 4, 2008, 4:04 pm
  • “But regardless, if you think Player B is going contractless for the next three years you are out of your mind.”
    He won’t be getting $42 million over the next three years (like Player A).
    See, they both at similar points. But Player B will be a free agent this off-season. Player A won’t be until 2012.

    A YF June 4, 2008, 4:07 pm
  • Who are these two??? Damon and…

    krueg June 4, 2008, 4:27 pm
  • Coco???

    krueg June 4, 2008, 4:28 pm
  • drew and abreu.
    really sf, that was out of line?

    sf rod June 4, 2008, 4:29 pm
  • Nothing outrageous, rod, but a comment like that can only lead in one direction if reponses start flying, right?
    Just trying to moderate

    SF June 4, 2008, 4:32 pm
  • Ahhh…don’t get my started on Abreu. Do you guys still hate Drew??? He’s been better, no?

    krueg June 4, 2008, 4:33 pm
  • What the hell? Everywhere I check has Abreu at 57 games, not 53. What am I missing?
    This was driving me nuts by the way.

    LocklandSF June 4, 2008, 4:33 pm
  • I love Drew, always have, always will, and any evidence you find to the contrary is completely false. :-)

    LocklandSF June 4, 2008, 4:35 pm
  • Lock: I ask because I seem to remember my Sox friends hating him before the playoffs last year. Just wondering if a playoff performance like his last year bought him the respect/admiration of the Nation?

    krueg June 4, 2008, 4:37 pm
  • I also love Drew and have always defended him (almost, except for like one really horrific week in August). But he did catch a lot of flack.
    You’re right, Krueg, that the slam off Carmona changed everything for he general population. A good September and an overall solid playoffs helped provide some backing, as well.

    Paul SF June 4, 2008, 4:40 pm
  • Sorry Lock, mistake, not sure if I mistranscribed – 57 games is right. My bad. Corrected above.
    As for Drew, I enjoy his game. SoSH is ground zero for JD hate, it can get pretty ugly at times. Recently a spate of fans were all over him for having vertigo, an affliction which effectively ended Nick Esasky’s career.
    I mentioned this several times last year after JD’s son’s illness was revealed, but I think that had to have a major impact on his ability to focus – that may not mean he plays like an all-star this season, but still, I can’t imagine what he was going through last year, it had to be awful. He never played that card, either, and I never would have held that against him had he done so.

    SF June 4, 2008, 4:40 pm
  • I’ve always thought Drew would be good, minus the injury risks, which didn’t come up last season.

    Lar June 4, 2008, 4:45 pm
  • I wonder if ARod will ever produce in the playoffs…that would be sweet.

    krueg June 4, 2008, 4:50 pm
  • Hell…I wonder if we’ll ever MAKE the playoffs again???

    krueg June 4, 2008, 4:51 pm
  • Abreu and Drew are very similar players. This generation’s Von Hayes. Fukodome is also very much like them. They do a lot of things well across the board. I don’t think it’s controversial to say that Abreu has had the better career based on durability, but both players are extremely gifted and valuable players.

    Nick -YF June 4, 2008, 5:54 pm

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