Saturday, December 20, 2003
In my analysis of Lee Sinins' claim that Sheffield is better than Guerrero, I concluded:
I think it's fair to predict that Guerrero will be more productive between age 28 and 34 (provided he gets off the turf and onto some grass) than Sheffield was.
I stand by that statement, but I think I missed the point.
What I should have said is that given their ages and past performance, it's fair to predict that Guerrero will be more productive between age 28 and 30 than Sheffield will be between age 35 and 37. In other words, I still expect Guerrero to have a better year in 2004 (and 2005 and 2006) than Sheffield.
That's what's germane to Yankees fans (and their foes everywhere), not some theoretical, Which player is better? debate.
But the Yankees got themselves a hell of lot of slugger for $13M.