Originally Posted by Thunderterd
and if he played the field he would have one?
thats alot of ifs....
The question you should be asking is how many games would the red sox have lost without him in the lineup... my bet is quite s few..
How many games would the yankees would have won without A-Nob....
Ortiz is alot more valuable in the lineup even if it is just his bat... A-Nob is not clutch and never will be where Ortiz is there anyone else in the AL you would want in the bottem of the ninth down one run and with two outs at bat?
How many games would have the Red Sox lost had he been playing defence... My bet is quite a few more than they did.
To answer your question since it is loaded to Ortiz's strength.
To properly answer it, I have a few questions: is anybody on base; where are they on base. These all have factors.
Now since you want to play the question game! What happens if this batter gets intentionally walked. Who do you want on base?
David Ortiz or A-Rod
A-Rod can bunt, can Ortiz?
A-Rod can steal you 2nd, A-Rod can score on single. Can Ortiz?
Manny Ramirez makes David Ortiz, without Manny, David Ortiz is nothing. Baseball is more than just a HR, just a double here or there, my friend.
If Manny Ramirez was not the batter behind Ortiz, do you fear Ortiz's bat? I don't and I bet if Manny was not the batter behind Ortiz, Ortiz sees 4 pitches in your above situation. Then what, you have to pinch run for the fat ****! I GUARANTEE you that Ortiz does not see all of the pitches he got this year, if it was not the fact he was followed by Ramirez at the plate.
I would go as far to say that David Ortiz is not even the MVP of the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez is more valuable to them than Ortiz is.