Chat with BA's Jim Callis
Jim, I'm a little miffed with some of your choices in the lightning round the last couple of months. Seriously, taking Strasburg, all of 0 innings of MLB service when Kershaw has the best BAA in the league, eighth in ERA, etc. then to take Heyward of 0 innings MLB service time over Kemp, an emerging star in his own right at the MLB level with very limited instructional time due to a focus on basketball is just mind boggling. Usually I like your picks, but these 2 I just disagree with epecially because if it's a close call, you tend to chose the one who's done it at higher levels. I'll give you that Kemp is older than Heyward, but he is an alite CF who just gets better and better. Kersh and Strasburg are about the same age, and Kershaw is a lefty, another one of you close decision swaying qualifiers. Oh, since we're on the point, care to rethink Kershaw or Price, and Kemp or Bruce?
Jim Callis (2:15 PM)
Come on, the lightning round is quick answers off the top of my head . . . I usually look at those questions as to who will be better in the long run, and no disrespect to Kershaw or Kemp, but I think Strasburg and Heyward will be better in the long run. I know that's going out on a limb, but I ask what gets answered. All four of those players should be stars. I'll take Kershaw over Price and Kemp over Bruce, though. I'm willing to change my mind!
Jim asks what gets answered??
Jay is preaching to the choir.