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Alex Rodriguez Or Ben Zobrist

After watching New York Yankees' 3B Alex Rodriguez wince after making a diving stop, and listening to ESPN's Steve Phillips describe the same as celebratory, I immediately thought, "Uh-oh. The hip still hurts." Then, I thought, "How unobservant is Steve Phillips that he sees celebrations where I see pain."

Regardless of Phillip's ability to contextualize, I began to wonder how much of a discount I would accept in return for Alex Rodriguez in a standard mixed league. Many people may not be at the point I am where I have already concluded that ARod's 2009 performance is a signal he is hurting. After all, the team says he isn't.

So I asked myself if I'd take Tampa Bay Rays' 2B/SS/OF Ben Zobrist for 3B Alex Rodriguez straight-up. The current production of each screams, "Yes!" but I'm not 100% sold. Are you?


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Ben Zobrist 69 209 43 60 14 4 16 45 40 47 8 2 .287 .404 .622


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Alex Rodriguez 46 155 23 36 6 0 11 37 39 28 2 0 .232 .399 .484