Friday, June 20, 2008

MLB Drug Abuse Problem Gets out of Hand

A week ago MLB players voted A-Rod and Jeter as the two players they would most want to build a team around. No surprise here, they're just respecting the gangster. But this week, in another poll, MLB players voted Jeter as the most overrated player in baseball and A-Rod as the third most overrated player. WTF? Jealous much? Or perhaps you've had a crazy week a la a Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden weekend circa 1986. My guess is most of those players were hurt because either a) Jeter refused to sign autographs for them, or b) Jeter at some point dated their current girlfriends. I understand, it's tough living in Jeter's shadow. A-Rod's the best player in baseball and even he lives in Jeter's shadow. But geez, most overrated? Jeter's not even the most overrated player on the Yankees, just ask Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy. So let's have our own poll. Who are the most overrated players in the Majors?

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7 comments:

bigjf said...

They had the same exact poll either last year or two years ago among MLB players, and they said back then that Jeter was the most overrated player in baseball. Must be nice to maintain that kind of success and jealousy from peers.

Most overrated player in baseball: David Eckstein gets my vote

stormrider6 said...

Looking at the All Star votes, I'd say the most over rater player is the 2008 Boston Red Sox.

Roberto Alejandro said...

ouch stormrider6, though I have to agree. Now that the Yankees are getting hot, it should be interesting to see if the Red Sox end up in third or stay in the top two.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Most overrated? Josh Beckett. I had to hear so much crap from Boston fans about how he's the best pitcher in baseball based on his one good season with them. He had a monster season last year, yes, but I haven't forgotten his 5 ERA from the year before.

raven said...

They are jealous of Jeter's ability to attract pretty girls, but they still want to hang around when pretty girls garther around him.
The best pitcher in baseball is Roy Halladay.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Halladay's definitely up there. I'm starting to think this Volquez kid might be the best pitcher, only its his first season. We'll give him a few more before deciding.

Fred Trigger said...

I'm going to have to agree with Beckett. He had one good season, and now it looks like he's reverting to his old self. He's a flyball power pitcher in Fenway. Not a good combo. I will say this. I think Jeter is overrated defensively. Now, I'm not saying he is lugo bad, because he is very surehanded and makes accurate throws, but his range is just terrible. I'll give him some gangster props though.