Neyer's Wrong, Neyer's Right, A-Rod May Be Best SS
Rob Neyer, the ESPN columnist, disagrees with Rob Neyer, the book writer, who claimed that Alex Rodriguez is teh best shortstop of all time. He's schizophrenic and so is he.
It's an interesting article and I agree with Neyer the columnist to a degree when he says:
And there's still another problem with suggesting that Rodriguez is the greatest shortstop ever. Wagner, you see, is arguably the second-greatest player ever, behind only Babe Ruth. So if you're going to argue that Rodriguez is the greatest shortstop, then you have to also argue that he's the second-greatest player.
A-Rod is not as good a player as Hans. But, and this is a big but, Wagner was not an everyday shortstop until the age of 29. So A-Rod may have been a better shortstop. I want to do a little more research on the matter, but I am leaning toward A-Rod as the best SS. Maybe it's splitting hairs, but hey, that's me.