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Mr. White Sox
09-11-2005, 06:49 PM
What does everyone think?

antitwins13
09-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Scotty P. of course but perhaps the biggest question is who would you want hitting 2nd and that of course is Gooch

kittle42
09-11-2005, 09:42 PM
Anyone who answers anything other than Suzuki is lying.

ja1022
09-11-2005, 09:49 PM
You're kidding, right?

PAPChiSox729
09-11-2005, 10:08 PM
Pods is great and everything, one of the best. But Ichiro is just amazing.

Soxzilla
09-11-2005, 10:20 PM
But...but...but...Dayn Perry said that Ichiro is overrated!

buehrle4cy05
09-11-2005, 10:38 PM
In all honesty, Ichiro isn't as big of a SB threat as Scotty. Ichiro is probably going to hit for a higher average, but I took SB's into account.

SoxFan76
09-11-2005, 10:41 PM
Ichiro, if I remember correctly, doesn't take many walks. I think Ichiro would be a great #2 hitter. He has more power than Podsednik, and Podsednik is a greater stolen base threat. Of course I wouldn't mind if Ichiro was leading off for the Sox, but I'm biased, totally biased. So I pick Podsednik.

Lip Man 1
09-11-2005, 11:12 PM
Ricky Henderson a la 1982. Or Tim Raines a la the late 80's.

Lip

ode to veeck
09-11-2005, 11:32 PM
Tim Raines in his rookie season was unstoppable. Rickie Henderson was unstoppable for many years, even in the late 80s.

kittle42
09-11-2005, 11:55 PM
In all honesty, Ichiro isn't as big of a SB threat as Scotty. Ichiro is probably going to hit for a higher average, but I took SB's into account.

You're right, but many argue SBs are overrated (some teams do just fine without them at all) and, in any event, Ichiro still has 30 this year, which is pretty substantial.

I've seen Ichiro play and I've seen Podsednik play. I'll take Ichiro any day of the week, and I really think that if Podsednik wasn't on the Sox, this poll would be even more slanted.

Brian26
09-12-2005, 12:01 AM
Anyone who answers anything other than Suzuki is lying.

Yep. Ichiro is such a multi-dimensional threat, it's not even close. As for SB's, you need to get on before you can steal. Ichiro's numbers are down this year, but he's still a huge threat.

Mr. White Sox
09-12-2005, 12:02 AM
Yep. Ichiro is such a multi-dimensional threat, it's not even close. As for SB's, you need to get on before you can steal. Ichiro's numbers are down this year, but he's still a huge threat.

And even though his numbers are "down", he's hitting .302 with 15 HR (career high); this guy is amazing. He also has a career-high 11 triples this year.

72ekaJ
09-12-2005, 12:55 AM
Ichrio hands down. He can get on base many ways and is a threat to steal every time. No question Ichiro (with all respects to Scotty P and Chone)

Stroker Ace
09-12-2005, 01:36 AM
Figgins, because I heard that Podsednik and Ichiro are overrated.

davenicholson
09-12-2005, 11:15 AM
I voted for Ichiro; it's not even close among the choices presented.

White Sox Randy
09-12-2005, 11:26 AM
Furcal

maurice
09-12-2005, 12:23 PM
In light of the question, I only considered offensive ability and voted for Suzuki. If you figure in defense, Suzuki wins in an even bigger landslide. I like Podsednik, but Suzuki has HOF ability: a .333 career AVE and 1,103 hits in just under 5 full MLB seasons, preceded by a .353 AVE and 1,278 hits in 7+ seasons in the Japanese leagues.

D. TODD
09-12-2005, 12:31 PM
Anyone who answers anything other than Suzuki is lying. I couldn't agree more! Nothing against our current lead-off man, but Ichiro is the clear choice.

A_ROW33
09-12-2005, 12:45 PM
One more thing, I don't remember Ichiro ever being hurt... Pods has been dinged up the second half this year and had injury problems in the minors, can't be a good leadoffman if you aren't in the game.

Jjav829
09-12-2005, 04:05 PM
I'll take Derek Jeter over any of them.

But of those listed, Ichiro is the choice.