I go back and forth between Fangraphs and BR, metrics become convoluted, reason why old school evaluation will not go away.
There is more to baseball than algorithms and preserving 27 outs.
If Bonds is your guy, cool. Griffey is mine. Didn't get why it was so jaw dropping though,
Trout and Cabrera is a whole other category, that has absolutely nothing to do with this.
Wasn't even comparing, more like pointing out the irony. One of the arguments for Trout was that he was a premium defender while Cabrera was below average. Was it not?
Barry wasn't below average, he was actually above average, but there is value in playing CF as opposed to one of the corners.
Already turned into more than what it should've been, and I can see it being misinterpreted as me saying that Griffey is hands down better than Bonds. In reality, not the case, it's simple. From 1986-2000, Bonds and Griffey were on the same level. People who value wOBA would side with Bonds while people who value a bit more power and better defense would value Griffey a bit more.
Posted facts to shed light and apparently I have an agenda.
.Edited by ooIRON MANoo - 7/25/13 at 12:03pm