Yesterday was one of the the rare days I was out of the office and had a chance to listen to talk radio. I was listening to Beningo and the following question came up:
Who would you rather have: Jeter/A-Rod or Wright/Reyes?
I guess you can look at the issue in two ways....1) Taking $$$ into consideration and not taking it into account.
Obviously, there are a lot of factors to look at --are you building a team from scratch, going for it all this one year, etc.
But, as a Met fan, if you ask me who would I rather have on my squad at the beginning of this season, I have to go with the Wright/Reyes combo. They have just scratched the surface of their potential, they are already playmakers, and they are homegrown Mets --which definitely comes into play.
For the next 3 years at least, you would have to go with Jeter and A-Rod. Reyes has been a slightly above average offensive SS (which isn't saying much) and even though Wright is going to be great, he won't be as good as A-Rod. Until Reyes can get his OBP consistently in the .340 range, then it isn't close.