Originally posted by crzy:
The fact that Derek Jeter is being mentioned as the face of the MLB still.....proves that the sport has no face.
Baseball is not an individual-player oriented sport like the NBA is. Individuals players just aren't as marketable, nor do they have the same impact on their teams winning like a Lebron James does.
You can take a Pujols off the Cardinals and they can still make it to the NLCS the following year. Now imagine the Heat with Lebron lmao.
Which is why the outrageous baseball salaries for star players are laughable.
I want to agree but I could think of a couple different situations where one player has a huge huge impact.. I think it depends on the team honestly.
Like NJ just said, Buster Posey.
Yoenis Cespedes is another one. I'm serious this time lol. A's were 12-22 without him (when he was injured), 82-46 in games he played last season. He madea hugggeee impact for the A's last season. The difference his bat brought to the lineup was pretty amazing.
I think the more talented teams is where one player doesn't make as significant of an in impact. The Cardinals still had a lot of talent without Pujols. The A's had little talent (offensively) without Cespedes.
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Feb 21, 2013 at 9:34 AM ]