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Billy Ashley
10-06-2008, 07:00 PM
Weak position in the American League, but who's the best SS in the league? (BTW, I can't believe I forgot Cabrera's now a first basemen in my last poll... my bad)

JermaineDye05
10-06-2008, 07:02 PM
:uribe:


You can close the thread now.

Billy Ashley
10-06-2008, 07:03 PM
I voted for the butcher of a SS Peralta. None of those guys are great in the field and this season, he was the only one who hit worth a damn. Really though, is this the best we got?

munchman33
10-06-2008, 07:19 PM
Is death an option?

Billy Ashley
10-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Is death an option?



Maybe I should have included what ever cheap rookie is available as a stop gap as an option because one of those would be better than half the people on the list. It's really amazing.

I voted for a guy who has no business as short, has a low OBP but hit some dingers... the sad part is, I'm actually fairly confident that in 2008, Peralta was the best option.

DSpivack
10-06-2008, 07:33 PM
I voted Jeter, but as long as this list is slim pickings, might as well Mike Aviles to it.

Eddo144
10-06-2008, 07:50 PM
I voted for Jeter, who is entering what could be an ugly decline phase of his career. He's consistently lost range at SS, but his phenomenal offense made up for it. Now, the Yankees have no reason to play him at SS, as his defense is just plain bad, yet he's no longer good enough offensively to play somewhere like LF. I'm sure they won't cut into his playing time, seeing as he's the face of the franchise, but they probably should.

Yet, he still was probably the best SS in the AL this year.

turners56
10-06-2008, 08:51 PM
Mike Aviles is better than half the options.

Billy Ashley
10-06-2008, 08:53 PM
Mike Aviles is better than half the options.

he likely is, he didn't have enough AB's to qualify for the Batting title though. I'm not sure if he should qualify as a result. I listed Napoli in another thread, but he's more of a known commodity, though he's never raked like he did this season.

Michstate45
10-06-2008, 09:13 PM
Remember when the AL used to be stacked at shortstop? seems so long ago

turners56
10-06-2008, 09:17 PM
Remember when the AL used to be stacked at shortstop? seems so long ago

Yeap. Nomar, Jeter, and A-Rod. Only Jeter's a true shortstop now.

FedEx227
10-06-2008, 09:38 PM
Remember when the AL used to be stacked at shortstop? seems so long ago

God what happened. This is bad. I really can't vote.

WhiteSoxOnly
10-06-2008, 10:22 PM
Anybody think we'll be able to add the name of Alexei Ramirez to that list
sometime next year ?

Lefty34
10-06-2008, 10:26 PM
God what happened. This is bad. I really can't vote.

You underestimate the powers of Jeter-dom, my friend.

Mohoney
10-07-2008, 08:00 PM
I agree with something Daver said a long time ago. The best SS in the AL is playing 3B with the Yankees.

Gremlin3
10-07-2008, 08:55 PM
:uribe:


You can close the thread now.

I almost spit my pizza all over my monitor

SoxNation05
10-07-2008, 09:16 PM
Alexei Ramirez. / thread

turners56
10-07-2008, 09:25 PM
Alexei Ramirez. / thread

Maybe next year.

WhiteSox5187
10-07-2008, 09:55 PM
I agree with something Daver said a long time ago. The best SS in the AL is playing 3B with the Yankees.
He was, but I don't think he can play short anymore...I think Young is probably the best on that list.

turners56
10-07-2008, 09:56 PM
He was, but I don't think he can play short anymore...I think Young is probably the best on that list.

And Young's not even that good anymore. He had that one great season two years ago. Now, he's kind of just above average.

Foulke You
10-08-2008, 05:56 PM
And Young's not even that good anymore. He had that one great season two years ago. Now, he's kind of just above average.
I'd take Michael Young for his avg with RISP alone. He is a career .336 avg hitter with RISP. The guy is clutch and one of the more underrated players in the game.

Brian26
10-08-2008, 08:39 PM
Is A-Rod eligible? Still the best SS in the AL, and he's playing 3B.