Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Troy Tulowitzki plays at coors field, a big time hitter's park: He has a career OPS of .963 at home, and .818 on the road... Alexei Ramirez plays at USCF, a big time hitter's park: He has a career OPS of .756 at home and .697 on the road. So if you made Tulo play 162 games on the road, and Ramirez play 162 at home, Tulo will likely still finish with an OPS nearly 60 points higher...
For all the oo'ing and awing, Tulo has been the more consistent defender over his career with a higher average defensive WAR (Tulo averages 1.5 defensive WAR per year to Ramirez's 1.35). UZR, which tries to account for range, goes back and fourth. This year, Tulo is killing Ramirez, last year Tulo was higher, but Ramirez had a couple of years before that.
So anyone who agrees with Hawk, or wants to say its all because of Coors, sorry that you are wrong, but you are wrong.
This is where Hawk hating stats comes into play...
He wants Alexei to make the All Star game, so he is going overboard.
I wish he would just limit the discussion to AL SS's....Alexei deserves to be on the All Star game but Tulo is in the NL, Hawk!