Joe is on a roll:Ricky (Santa Monica, CA): As a second baseman, i think you can make as accurate a judgement as anyone. What is Jeff Kent's place in the history of second baseman? He is so consistent with everything he does, and although he gets a bad rap with the media (self create or not), his play on the field is undeniable.
I have to break this nonsense answer up into constituent parts: Joe Morgan: (1:49 PM ET ) I think Jeff Kent, obviously, during this era where numbers are easier to come by, has done a fantastic job.
Wha?My point is, he has been such a consistant offensive player at his position and he is a proven RBI guy.
How is that your point, after that first sentence? You seemed to be a Jeff Kent detractor (do you know what that word means? See post below) by saying that he plays in this "era where numbers are easier to come by." Then you say that he is fantastic and a consistent offensive player. Which is it?I really think he is an excellent player, but I don't look at number to say that, I just think he is an excellent player, but I don't know about history and all that suff.
You don't look at number (sic) to say that? You just think he is an excellent player? But....isn't your belief that he is an excellent player based on numbers? Or what? How do you not base that on numbers? Also, you don't know about history "and all that suff (sic)"? Aren't you a historically important second baseman? Didn't Ricky in Santa Monica in fact start this by saying: "As a second baseman, i think you can make as accurate a judgment as anyone"? (Dangling participle is [sic].) Joe, you talk all the time about history, and how players who are rookies can't be compared to great players of the past, and so on. Since when do you shy away from historical analysis? (Well, not "analysis, per se, but "historical ramblings")I will say that without him, the Dodgers would probably be in last place.
The Dodgers have scored three fewer runs than last-place Colorado. The Rockies have given up 84 more runs. I think that Jeff Kent's absence would not put the Dodgers into last place. But hey, that's just my opinion -- armed with logic, reason, and research. I trust Joe.
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