@ItsaCanesthing said in Signature Series: a thread:
@Maverick31762 said in Signature Series: a thread:
You are 100% wrong on Keith Hernandez. He was one of the best First basemen of the 80's.
His numbers are borderline Hall of Fame. He was also the best defensive First baseman of his generation.
His WAR is also higher than Mattingly's and Giambi's
Mex's OBP, OPS and OPS+ are also close (or better) to both of them. Defense is not valued in DD at 1st, but his defense was vital. Mattingly was good until his back gave out and Giambi was a defensive liability at first.
Nobody turned a 3-6-3 better than Hernandez.
Not to mention 2 titles, a batting title (not that big a deal now, but in the 80's it was huge) 11 Gold Gloves and 1 MVP.
Did you just say Keith Hernandez is borderline HOF? I don’t think dude has had 3 HOF seasons.
Giambi in his prime wasn’t that much of a defensive liability and there was a thing called the DH to mitigate that.
His higher career WAR was more about longevity. Top 5 seasons of the Giambi, Mattingly and Hernandez. Keith ain’t even close imo
I can only assume you are a Met fan