did Ike even get an honorable mention?I only caught the end of the show.
Hopefully he forces his way onto the list after this season
If you go by 2012 stats, there's no reason to believe he'd be anywhere near top 10. Other than HRs (4th) and RBIs (8th), all of his other hitting stats were sub-par comparatively to MLB's top 10 1Bs (Avg: .221/19th, OBP: .301/21st, OPS: .771/16th, SLG: .462/14th).
I believe Ike will improve this year, but until then we really don't know what kind of player he is yet.
and they're wrong...
ike is undoubtedly a top 10 1b b/t his defense and power...i don't really care that they didn't include him as its probably due to the 1st 2 months of last year
you figure these are the only guys who are unarguably better:
miggy, prince, pujols, votto
Agon is a toss up bc hes been losing power like crazy
other than that, there is a case to be made that ike is better than any of the remaining 1b....and mlb network can s*ck my n*ts if they want to disagree bc konerko, goldshmidt, encarnacion, laroche, freeman, etc; i wouldn't take one of those guys over ike in this coming season
" ; i wouldn't take one of those guys over ike in this coming season"
Let alone next decade
thats an idiotic statement
freeman has done very little to put himself over ike, has less power, and isnt as good defensively
laroche has always been talked about at ike's floor
howard's career is all but over
texeira is a shell of the player he once was
ike is likely better than every one of those players and, by the end of this season, will make your statement look utterly foolish
he talked about this
it was a lack of conditioning due to the VF scare and injury...his core strength wasnt there until halfway through the year and his d improved a great deal over the course of the year
i can't wait for ike to make half of this board look utterly stupid this season
those were phantom issues made up by the media
every single member of the mets FO came out and said there was absolutely no truth to any of those statements