David Eckstein is My Hero

(Not really) So here’s the thing. There aren’t going to be any I told you so moments today…..Why? Because there doesn’t need to be. Couple of points though.

1. I never said David Eckstein was a great player. I said he was a good player and that it would be extremely ironic if he won the W.S. MVP after a “Quadruple A” team won the Series.

2. I think David Eckstein is a Good player and definitely an above average MLB Player. I also think his stats prove that. He may not be one of the best shortstops around, but I’d draft him relatively high if the top echelon were taken.

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3. He’s an awful fantasy player. That has nothing to do with the discussion, but I figured I’d say it tying into……..

4. The argument came up about his statistics and I stated that they didn’t really matter in the discussion. I’m not going all Joe Morgan on you here, but a lot of times statistics lie….or they don’t tell the whole story. That’s the case in any sport…..Who’s a better QB Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? I (and most) say Tom Brady because of the Rings.

Now that doesn’t exactly compare to baseball, but in any sport you are instantly more respected and considered a better player because of said rings. And I think the same has to be said for David Eckstein……At the end of the day he’s a career .283 hitter with an OBP of .351.

Oh….and he’s got 2 World Series Rings and 1 World Series MVP. That’s pretty damn good in my eyes. Congratulations St. Louis…..and Detroit……at least you lost(won) this battle:

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In the grand scheme of things……which is more important??? Please continue the debate if you so choose in the comments.

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