If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(SFGate)   Is Buster Posey the Derek Jeter of the West?   (sfgate.com) divider line 75
    More: Misc, Buster Posey, Derek Jeter  
•       •       •

2807 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Oct 2012 at 6:17 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



75 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-10-29 01:30:45 PM
Winning 4 WS titles in 5 years I'll take. Leave the off-field antics to the Yankees.
 
2012-10-29 01:35:48 PM
F*ck you, Subby. Are you the Carrot Top of Fark?
 
2012-10-29 01:36:15 PM
Depends. Has there been a herpes outbreak in the San Francisco area?
 
2012-10-29 01:59:16 PM
Is Derek Jeter the Song of the South?

/is pad thai the food of the gods?

Is our questions answering another question?
 
2012-10-29 02:22:31 PM
No way does Buster Posey get the high quality tail that Derek Jeter gets. The man is on DiCaprio/Clooney/Timberlake levels, if not higher.
 
2012-10-29 02:36:34 PM

mitchcumstein1: No way does Buster Posey get the high quality tail that Derek Jeter gets. The man is on DiCaprio/Clooney/Timberlake levels, if not higher.


Posey is married to his high school girlfriend, and while I'm pretty sure he's not out chasing poontang like Jeter does, it's also true that his wife (in the striped shirt in the pic below) is pretty hot, though:

cdn.c.photoshelter.com 

Another view:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-29 02:51:56 PM

Cyberluddite: mitchcumstein1: No way does Buster Posey get the high quality tail that Derek Jeter gets. The man is on DiCaprio/Clooney/Timberlake levels, if not higher.

Posey is married to his high school girlfriend, and while I'm pretty sure he's not out chasing poontang like Jeter does, it's also true that his wife (in the striped shirt in the pic below) is pretty hot, though:

[cdn.c.photoshelter.com image 700x466] 

Another view:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x394]


Yes, no famous man has ever chased tail while married.

And she is hot. She ain't Minka Kelly, Jessica Alba, or Jessica Biel, but she's hot.
 
2012-10-29 03:25:24 PM

mitchcumstein1: Yes, no famous man has ever chased tail while married.


Oh, I know, and baseball players tend to be worse hounds than most other guys. But by all accounts, Posey is such a Boy Scout that I would be very, very surprised if he was one who did.
 
2012-10-29 03:54:56 PM

Cyberluddite: mitchcumstein1: Yes, no famous man has ever chased tail while married.

Oh, I know, and baseball players tend to be worse hounds than most other guys. But by all accounts, Posey is such a Boy Scout that I would be very, very surprised if he was one who did.


Those are the one's that usually chase the most tail.
 
2012-10-29 03:56:16 PM
That's insulting. To Buster.
 
2012-10-29 03:58:44 PM

Cyberluddite: mitchcumstein1: Yes, no famous man has ever chased tail while married.

Oh, I know, and baseball players tend to be worse hounds than most other guys. But by all accounts, Posey is such a Boy Scout that I would be very, very surprised if he was one who did.


I heard someone talking the other day about how Jeter is one of the few guys that would really shake things up if it were to be found he did some performance enhancing anything.

I guess it's sort of the same with Posey and chasing tail. So yeah. Maybe in that weird analogy he IS the next incarnation of Jeter.
 
2012-10-29 06:22:58 PM
Buster actually has talent, trollmitter.
 
2012-10-29 06:23:37 PM

TimonC346: Jeter is one of the few guys that would really shake things up if it were to be found he did some performance enhancing anything.


I'm certainly no Yankee's fan (Braves fan), but I am fairly certain that he's never done PEDs. When your name literally rhymes with "cheater" you HAVE to be clean...
 
2012-10-29 06:24:08 PM

Nadie_AZ: Is Derek Jeter the Song of the South?

/is pad thai the food of the gods?

Is our questions answering another question?


Well, let me answer that by asking you this:

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-10-29 06:40:00 PM
No. Buster Posey is likable.
 
2012-10-29 06:51:05 PM
No, but Hunter Pence is the Techno Viking of the west.
 
2012-10-29 06:54:00 PM
I dunno... Is Buster Posey an overrated a$$hole too?
 
2012-10-29 06:54:02 PM

turtle1: No, but Hunter Pence is the Techno Viking of the west.


LoLoLoLerskates!
 
2012-10-29 06:55:23 PM
No, but Harvard is the Stansbury of the East.
 
2012-10-29 07:08:22 PM
So, he's like Jeter, but ghey?
 
2012-10-29 07:18:58 PM

Cyberluddite: mitchcumstein1: No way does Buster Posey get the high quality tail that Derek Jeter gets. The man is on DiCaprio/Clooney/Timberlake levels, if not higher.

Posey is married to his high school girlfriend, and while I'm pretty sure he's not out chasing poontang like Jeter does, it's also true that his wife (in the striped shirt in the pic below) is pretty hot, though:

[cdn.c.photoshelter.com image 700x466] 

Another view:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x394]


Wow, you need a catcher's mitt to really grab hold of those fantabulous ta-tas.
 
2012-10-29 07:19:24 PM
No, because Buster Posey is a fantastic defensive player, and not a huge liability.
 
2012-10-29 07:21:03 PM

turtle1: No, but Hunter Pence is the Techno Viking of the west.


I can totally see Pence during the off-season working the DJ booth somewhere.
 
2012-10-29 07:25:24 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: No, because Buster Posey is a fantastic defensive player, and not a huge liability.


Came here to say more or less this.

Jeter isn't the worst defensively, but he's been in the bottom 50% of players at his position defensively for most of his career. He has an amazing ability to turn routine ground balls into diving/sliding/spinning highlight plays.
 
2012-10-29 07:38:49 PM

zarberg: Why Would I Read the Article: No, because Buster Posey is a fantastic defensive player, and not a huge liability.

Came here to say more or less this.

Jeter isn't the worst defensively, but he's been in the bottom 50% of players at his position defensively for most of his career. He has an amazing ability to turn routine ground balls into diving/sliding/spinning highlight plays.


*eyeroll, no further comment*
 
2012-10-29 07:58:31 PM
Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.
 
2012-10-29 08:00:28 PM

Palmer Eldritch: Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.


I watched the 10 greatest plays in baseball history a few months back. 2 of them belonged to Jeter (Smashing his face for the foul, and the famous come out of nowhere flip to Posada)
 
2012-10-29 08:01:56 PM
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-29 08:04:11 PM

Palmer Eldritch: Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-29 08:06:14 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 635x539]


I laughed.. I cried..
 
2012-10-29 08:32:26 PM

TimonC346: Palmer Eldritch: Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.

I watched the 10 greatest plays in baseball history a few months back. 2 of them belonged to Jeter (Smashing his face for the foul, and the famous come out of nowhere flip to Posada)


The face smashing is a little overblown. A SS with more range has a shot at that without as much smashing.

The flip play was just about as great a thing as I've seen in baseball. Turned that series around, too (Athletics were up 2-0 in a best of 5.)
 
2012-10-29 08:37:30 PM

Dafatone: The face smashing is a little overblown. A SS with more range has a shot at that without as much smashing.


Like, for instance, what Pokey Reese did in the exact same game. But everyone forgets about that because

1. He didn't end up in the stands
&
2. He's not DEREK JETER
 
2012-10-29 08:42:54 PM

Dafatone: TimonC346: Palmer Eldritch: Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.

I watched the 10 greatest plays in baseball history a few months back. 2 of them belonged to Jeter (Smashing his face for the foul, and the famous come out of nowhere flip to Posada)

The face smashing is a little overblown. A SS with more range has a shot at that without as much smashing.

The flip play was just about as great a thing as I've seen in baseball. Turned that series around, too (Athletics were up 2-0 in a best of 5.)


A SS with more range gets to a TON more balls than Jeter does. Jeter dives/slides/throws on the run so often because he has to - the majority of other SS's in the league get there on time, plant and throw and make the play look easy. Jeter dives and/or throws on the run because he has to make up for the fact he's got a much smaller range.

The flip play was fantastic, no doubt, but would have been forgotten if a certain juicing dipshiat Giambi had remembered to slide.


The Bestest: Jeter isn't the worst defensively, but he's been in the bottom 50% of players at his position defensively for most of his career. He has an amazing ability to turn routine ground balls into diving/sliding/spinning highlight plays.

*eyeroll, no further comment*


Aside from his gold glove awards, which are a joke considering there is zero statistical evidence that goes into awarding them and Rafael "I only played 30-something games at my position this year" Palmiero won a GG once, what contradictory evidence do you have to what I said?
 
2012-10-29 08:45:05 PM

Palmer Eldritch: Kind of a silly comparison. Posey is about to win an MVP. How many MVP awards has Derek Jeter won? Exactly. Jeter is a fantastic complementary piece, but Posey is a real-deal Hall of Famer. Jeter will probably get in on the strength of having played in a big market, but I doubt it will be on the first ballot.


You are totally nuts. Totally.

First, Jeter is a first ballot LOCK. I'm a Yankees fan but not ga-ga over Jeter (if that matters), but he is a first ballot shoe-in. Part of it is because he plays in a big market and there is undeniably a substantial east coast bias.

But the main reason is that the man will probably retire anywhere between the 3th to 6h most hits in MLB HISTORY! If you don't think that a very popular (popular to baseball writers) player who has the 3rd to 6th most hits ever won't get in on first try, then you clearly don't know baseball.

Also relax on Posey. I'm a Posey fan having followed in since AAA (for fantasy baseball). But chill. The guy may have an MVP and 2 rings, but wait for 10-15 years first. Look at Joe Mauer -- the guy was on pace to be the greatest offensive catcher ever and now he's an albatross to the Twins. Wait for a body of work.

In any case, total stud player and I'd just enjoy the ride.
 
2012-10-29 08:45:20 PM
If Posey's finds him ordering fruit baskets, sheis gonna bust her posey.
 
2012-10-29 08:49:43 PM

The Bestest: Britney Spear's Speculum: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 635x539]

I laughed.. I cried..


I laughed...and laughed...and laughed...
 
2012-10-29 08:55:49 PM

zarberg: Aside from his gold glove awards, which are a joke considering there is zero statistical evidence that goes into awarding them and Rafael "I only played 30-something games at my position this year" Palmiero won a GG once, what contradictory evidence do you have to what I said?


The Gold Gloves (which I agree were silly to give to Jeter) have nothing to do with it. Calling him a liability is a bit much. He creates a bit of an infield hole as compared to your average feather-hitting SS, but he's pretty sure with the balls he does field. Compare that to one of his backups, Eduardo Nunez, where you're holding your damn breath everytime he so much as looks at a ball in play, or his other backup this year, Jayson Nix, who while somewhat more reliable in the field, may as well be a bat duct taped to a traffic barrel at the plate.
 
2012-10-29 09:21:55 PM

The Bestest: zarberg: Aside from his gold glove awards, which are a joke considering there is zero statistical evidence that goes into awarding them and Rafael "I only played 30-something games at my position this year" Palmiero won a GG once, what contradictory evidence do you have to what I said?

The Gold Gloves (which I agree were silly to give to Jeter) have nothing to do with it. Calling him a liability is a bit much. He creates a bit of an infield hole as compared to your average feather-hitting SS, but he's pretty sure with the balls he does field. Compare that to one of his backups, Eduardo Nunez, where you're holding your damn breath everytime he so much as looks at a ball in play, or his other backup this year, Jayson Nix, who while somewhat more reliable in the field, may as well be a bat duct taped to a traffic barrel at the plate.


I'd call him a defensive liability. He's got one of the worst career RTz's (total number of runs allowed compared to an average player, essentially). He's most certainly worst than an average defensive shortstop.

Is his bat worth it? Probably.

But the Yankees were stupid to not move him when they got A-Rod, who was much better defensively at that point in time. Jeter would have been a pretty decent fit for CF to take over for an aging Bernie.
 
2012-10-29 09:30:26 PM

zarberg: But the Yankees were stupid to not move him when they got A-Rod, who was much better defensively at that point in time. Jeter would have been a pretty decent fit for CF to take over for an aging Bernie.


no, because then you miss the entire point of having Derek Jeter.
A-Rod at 3B was (and remains with the current roster) a better option than Jeter anywhere besides SS.
 
2012-10-29 09:36:22 PM

The Bestest: zarberg: But the Yankees were stupid to not move him when they got A-Rod, who was much better defensively at that point in time. Jeter would have been a pretty decent fit for CF to take over for an aging Bernie.

no, because then you miss the entire point of having Derek Jeter.
A-Rod at 3B was (and remains with the current roster) a better option than Jeter anywhere besides SS.


no, A-Rod was a far better defensive SS than Jeter, and SS is a more important defensive position than 3B
 
2012-10-29 09:40:56 PM

zarberg: no, A-Rod was a far better defensive SS than Jeter, and SS is a more important defensive position than 3B


You're missing the big picture.
 
2012-10-29 09:52:24 PM

The Bestest: zarberg: no, A-Rod was a far better defensive SS than Jeter, and SS is a more important defensive position than 3B

You're missing the big picture.


Enlighten me, please.
 
2012-10-29 10:05:49 PM
OK, let's say you stick A-Rod at SS and banish Jeter to the outfield, who do you get to play 3B to get a net gain in runs as opposed to A-Rod at 3B, Jeter at SS and power in the OF?
 
2012-10-29 10:06:04 PM
I'm a total Red Sox fan and a Jeter hater. But I am a Jeter respecter.

He's very over-rated defensively, always has been, but he could/can hit, and he's come up huge many times.

Like I said, I hate him.

/First-ballot Hall of Famer. If he played for Boston these last 16 years, he'd be up there with Yaz and Fisk.
 
2012-10-29 10:20:41 PM

The Bestest: OK, let's say you stick A-Rod at SS and banish Jeter to the outfield, who do you get to play 3B to get a net gain in runs as opposed to A-Rod at 3B, Jeter at SS and power in the OF?


note that I said "When they got A-Rod" - I don't even remember who was available back then.

At this point, their OF is solid save RF, and heck, Chavez might be a better solution than A-Rod defensively, not sure about a full season offensively.
 
2012-10-29 10:39:50 PM
There's no way that you can argue with a straight face that San Francisco has half of the offensive talent the Yankees had.

Of course, Derek Jeter is simply a good hitting shortstop. That's it.

Buster Posey is a good hitting catcher who calls a GREAT game, and makes his pitchers better.

So, yeah, it's an insult to Buster Posey, IMO, to make the comparison. He has a much harder job, with less talent to work with. Yes, they have Cain (and a struggling Lincecum), go ahead and try to tell me how Vogelsong is the Roger Clemens of the Giants.
 
2012-10-29 10:42:27 PM

zarberg: note that I said "When they got A-Rod" - I don't even remember who was available back then.

At this point, their OF is solid save RF, and heck, Chavez might be a better solution than A-Rod defensively, not sure about a full season offensively.


I was referring to at the time of signing as well. One of the reasons they pursued A-Rod in the first place was because Aaron Boone got hurt in the offseason.

In regards to next year, the Yankees are looking at Gardner, Granderson and Ichiro for the OF. Yankees picked up Granderson's option this morning and word is both sides want Ichiro back in pinstripes next year.
 
2012-10-29 10:42:49 PM

TimonC346: I watched the 10 greatest MOST OVERRATED plays in baseball history a few months back.


/ftfy
//you can SORT OF make an argument about the flip
///the dive into the stands is, without question, one of the most overrated plays in history, because it's NOT THAT HARD TO DO, and is FAIRLY COMMON for such a spectacular play
////BOTH plays are "great" because Derek Jeter has the range of John Kruk
 
2012-10-29 10:44:32 PM

zarberg: e.

The flip play was fantastic, no doubt, but would have been forgotten if a certain juicing dipshiat Giambi had remembered to slide.


That, too. And let's not forget the freaking TAG.
 
2012-10-29 10:46:22 PM

poisonpill: Look at Joe Mauer -- the guy was on pace to be the greatest offensive catcher ever and now he's an albatross to the Twins.


Joe Mauer reminds me a bit of Derek Jeter. Good hitter, but everything else is pretty overrated.
 
2012-10-29 10:47:00 PM

puffy999: There's no way that you can argue with a straight face that San Francisco has half of the offensive talent the Yankees had.

Of course, Derek Jeter is simply a good hitting shortstop. That's it.

Buster Posey is a good hitting catcher who calls a GREAT game, and makes his pitchers better.

So, yeah, it's an insult to Buster Posey, IMO, to make the comparison. He has a much harder job, with less talent to work with. Yes, they have Cain (and a struggling Lincecum), go ahead and try to tell me how Vogelsong is the Roger Clemens of the Giants.


Well, I'm convinced. Why even wait for his retirement; let's just go ahead and vote Buster farking Posey into the Hall -right now-.
 
2012-10-29 10:49:02 PM
But, in spite of all of that, Jeter is a first-ballot HOFer. He'll probably receive over 97% of the vote, which may be undeserved, but he's definitely first-ballot.
 
2012-10-29 10:50:36 PM

The Bestest: Why even wait for his retirement; let's just go ahead and vote Buster farking Posey into the Hall -right now-.


I didn't say anything about him being in the HOF.

Bo Jackson was a better running back than Emmit Smith, but he didn't make it to the HOF. Lincecum, at one point, was the best pitcher in the league, but unless he gets his shiat together he may not make it himself.
 
2012-10-29 10:53:27 PM
But, no, I reiterate that to compare what the two did is not really fair: Buster has a much harder job, and in reality he's "comparable" to Jeter in Jeter's strong-suit (hitting), at least so far in his career.
 
2012-10-29 11:40:00 PM
i486.photobucket.com
"No... I don't catch for the Giants! GOSH!"
 
2012-10-30 12:03:41 AM
Buster Posey can be compared to no one. In a few years, they'll be hyping the "next Buster Posey".

Remember- this was just his 1st full season. The best is yet to come.
 
2012-10-30 12:27:31 AM

Glenechocreek: Buster Posey can be compared to no one. In a few years, they'll be hyping the "next Buster Posey".

Remember- this was just his 1st full season. The best is yet to come.


.. or he could turn into Mauer.
 
2012-10-30 03:05:27 AM

puffy999: There's no way that you can argue with a straight face that San Francisco has half of the offensive talent the Yankees had.

Of course, Derek Jeter is simply a good hitting shortstop. That's it.

Buster Posey is a good hitting catcher who calls a GREAT game, and makes his pitchers better.

So, yeah, it's an insult to Buster Posey, IMO, to make the comparison. He has a much harder job, with less talent to work with. Yes, they have Cain (and a struggling Lincecum), go ahead and try to tell me how Vogelsong is the Roger Clemens of the Giants.


13 Mike Figga 6-00 200 Right Right 1970-07-31
25 Joe Girardi 5-11 195 Right Right 1964-10-14
20 Jorge Posada 6-02 190 Right Both 1971-08-17
18 Scott Brosius 6-01 185 Right Right 1966-08-15
22 Homer Bush 5-11 180 Right Right 1972-11-12
2 Derek Jeter 6-03 195 Right Right 1974-06-26
11 Chuck Knoblauch 5-09 181 Right Right 1968-07-07
60 Mike Lowell 6-04 205 Right Right 1974-02-24
24 Tino Martinez 6-02 210 Right Left 1967-12-07
19 Luis Sojo 5-11 174 Right Right 1965-01-03
17 Dale Sveum 6-03 185 Right Both 1963-11-23
28 Chad Curtis 5-10 175 Right Right 1968-11-06
38 Ricky Ledee 6-01 225 Left Left 1973-11-22
21 Paul O'Neill 6-04 215 Left Left 1963-02-25
47 Shane Spencer 5-11 225 Right Right 1972-02-20
51 Bernie Williams 6-02 205 Right Both 1968-09-13
45 Chili Davis 6-03 210 Right Both 1960-01-17
31 Tim Raines 5-08 178 Right Both 1959-09-16
39 Darryl Strawberry 6-06 200 Left Left 1962-03-12

Wow, what a humongous dream team!!! Oh wait, it's mostly nobodies with a bunch of rookies and some washed up veterans that never were that great anyway.

farking Darryl Strawberry after doing 10 tons of coke

Uh, this is the 1998 Yankees we're talking about not The Expendables version of the team in the 2000s. They were great TEAM, where everybody contributed instead of relying on a couple of stars, that's how they got 4 in 5.

So no, they're actually comparable teams.
 
2012-10-30 08:50:24 AM
I knew this article was coming. I'm a damn soothsayer.
 
2012-10-30 08:59:52 AM

mitchcumstein1: No way does Buster Posey get the high quality tail that Derek Jeter gets. The man is on DiCaprio/Clooney/Timberlake levels, if not higher.


He's a bottom catcher in San Francisco, wrong team.
 
2012-10-30 10:25:13 AM

The Bestest: OK, let's say you stick A-Rod at SS and banish Jeter to the outfield, who do you get to play 3B to get a net gain in runs as opposed to A-Rod at 3B, Jeter at SS and power in the OF?


There was also some concern about A-Rod's long term ability to play SS. He has bulked up since then and his defensive value dropped starting in 2005, despite playing an easier position.
 
2012-10-30 10:58:45 AM

rocky_howard: puffy999: ***snip***


That team wins the most-funny-sounding names award hands down.

//Also, how many of those guys are coaching or managing right now? Seems like most of them.
 
2012-10-30 12:54:39 PM

Cyberluddite: mitchcumstein1: No way does Buster Posey get the high quality tail that Derek Jeter gets. The man is on DiCaprio/Clooney/Timberlake levels, if not higher.

Posey is married to his high school girlfriend, and while I'm pretty sure he's not out chasing poontang like Jeter does, it's also true that his wife (in the striped shirt in the pic below) is pretty hot, though:

[cdn.c.photoshelter.com image 700x466] 

Another view:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x394]


I misread that as Busty Poser and was about to leave the thread in disappointment when this scrolled into view. I owe you pictures of a hottie in a thread that doesn't otherwise appeal to you, good sir.
 
2012-10-30 01:13:55 PM

puffy999: Of course, Derek Jeter is simply a good hitting shortstop. That's it.

Buster Posey is a good hitting catcher who calls a GREAT game, and makes his pitchers better.


Beat me to it. But then, I am a Florida State grad.
 
2012-10-30 01:14:19 PM
The author of the article (John Shea) made a foolish comparison between a catcher and a shortstop, a player beginning his career and a player near the end of his career, a guy playing on the west coast and a guy who has played his entire career with the New York Yankees. The comparison was born of wishful thinking on the part of the Chronicle staff writer in the wake of a World Series win. If you find yourself getting worked up over something printed by a Chronicle sports writer you might want to step back and consider the source.
 
2012-10-30 01:21:44 PM

The Bestest: zarberg: Why Would I Read the Article: No, because Buster Posey is a fantastic defensive player, and not a huge liability.

Came here to say more or less this.

Jeter isn't the worst defensively, but he's been in the bottom 50% of players at his position defensively for most of his career. He has an amazing ability to turn routine ground balls into diving/sliding/spinning highlight plays.

*eyeroll, no further comment*


There's actually something to be said for that. I don't watch a lot of Yankees baseball, so i can't speak to Jeter specifically, but it's a common epidemic for fans to misinterpret what they see from fielders. Guys who make great diving or sliding catches are perfect for highlight shows, but I'll take a guy with more speed who makes it look routine.
 
2012-10-30 01:32:28 PM
Leyland extended one year.
 
2012-10-30 01:42:55 PM

puffy999: There's no way that you can argue with a straight face that San Francisco has half of the offensive talent the Yankees had.

Of course, Derek Jeter is simply a good hitting shortstop. That's it.

Buster Posey is a good hitting catcher who calls a GREAT game, and makes his pitchers better.

So, yeah, it's an insult to Buster Posey, IMO, to make the comparison. He has a much harder job, with less talent to work with. Yes, they have Cain (and a struggling Lincecum), go ahead and try to tell me how Vogelsong is the Roger Clemens of the Giants.


It's fair today that Posey at age 25 > Jeter at age 25. But there were a lot of guys who were better at 25 than Jeter. Jeter's career, however, has been stellar. Posey has a llllllloooooooooottttttttttttt of work to do to match Jeter's total body of work
 
2012-10-30 03:01:54 PM

Orgasmatron138:
There's actually something to be said for that. I don't watch a lot of Yankees baseball, so i can't speak to Jeter specifically, but it's a common epidemic for fans to misinterpret what they see from fielders. Guys who make great diving or sliding catches are perfect for highlight shows, but I'll take a guy with more speed who makes it look routine.


Range Factor. Jeter is barely in the top 250
 
2012-10-30 03:33:21 PM

zarberg: Orgasmatron138:
There's actually something to be said for that. I don't watch a lot of Yankees baseball, so i can't speak to Jeter specifically, but it's a common epidemic for fans to misinterpret what they see from fielders. Guys who make great diving or sliding catches are perfect for highlight shows, but I'll take a guy with more speed who makes it look routine.

Range Factor. Jeter is barely in the top 250


Jim Edmonds was a master of purposely making catches look harder than they were.
 
2012-10-30 03:49:58 PM

Orgasmatron138: zarberg: Orgasmatron138:
There's actually something to be said for that. I don't watch a lot of Yankees baseball, so i can't speak to Jeter specifically, but it's a common epidemic for fans to misinterpret what they see from fielders. Guys who make great diving or sliding catches are perfect for highlight shows, but I'll take a guy with more speed who makes it look routine.

Range Factor. Jeter is barely in the top 250

Jim Edmonds was a master of purposely making catches look harder than they were.


Indeed.

I vaguely remember Lenny Dykstra being talented in that regard as well.
 
2012-10-30 09:18:48 PM
Peavy re-signed, Youk a free agent
Detroit announced they will not be re-signing Valverde or Delmon Young.
 
2012-10-30 10:42:21 PM
..and speaking of the Gold Gloves, this year's winners:

AL
Weiters, Teixeira, Cano, Adrian Beltre, JJ Hardy, Alex Gordon, Adam Jones, Reddick

NL
Yadi, Laroche, Barney, Headley, Rollins, Carlos Gonzalez, McCutchen, Jason Heyward

they haven't announced pitchers yet
 
2012-10-31 01:31:57 AM

The Bestest: ..and speaking of the Gold Gloves, this year's winners:

AL
Weiters, Teixeira, Cano, Adrian Beltre, JJ Hardy, Alex Gordon, Adam Jones, Reddick

NL
Yadi, Laroche, Barney, Headley, Rollins, Carlos Gonzalez, McCutchen, Jason Heyward

they haven't announced pitchers yet


---

If Brandon Crawford didn't have issues in the 1st month he wins the SS GG hands down. See you at the parade tomorrow: GIANTS!
 
2012-10-31 04:48:16 PM
No.

Next thread, please.
 
Displayed 75 of 75 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report