So let's have some fun and do this in softball,
SB Greatest Player Most Valuable Debate:
Past John Castillo
|Castillo Middle - leading Knockout to their Only Championship|
Present John Rodriguez
|The Man - J-Rod|
It's like picking girlfriends between Sophia Vergara
and Scarlett Johansson
You really can't lose. Even before reading the rest of this blog, everyone knows I'm going to pick Castillo as "More Valuable in Softball".
Castillo was my boy and the reason I was even on many very good teams as people would take me just so they could get him on the team. He was that good.
I'm sure by now all the Castillo haters out there, now Ang "Temper Temper" have stopped reading and are already typing away blasting me on the comment section, but hold on now. Let me carefully present my argument and make myself clear. Then you can counter:
This blog is about who is more valuable, not better, Castillo is Not Better. J-Rod is an M.L.B player.That accomplishment alone earns him the better player title hands down, but is Castillo more valuable in softball and here is why:
Let's Debate and assuming the following for comparison purposes:
- Right now - Both Players would play in an open pitching league (B.A.S.L Style 2011-2014)
- Right now - Both healthy
- Both would play on opposite teams. Together it would be almost unstoppable.
- Valuable does not mean better, just means helps you win
Speed - Castillo was lazy, not slow. J-Rod hustles and is fast.
Winner J-Rod Big
Arm: Castillo had a good arm, J-Rod arm is excellent
Winner J-Rod solid
J-Rod is an excellent Outfielder, Castillo could play any position, if he wanted to.
Winner: Tie - Sorry Castillo was also a solid infielder. Makes this category a wash.
J-Rod has excellent all fields line drive power. But Castillo perhaps because of his softball experience had all fields diamond to diamond diamond 300+ foot power versus any kind of pitching.
Batting Average and On Base Percentage:
J-Rod ridiculous, all fields hitting ability and hustle. Castillo used to piss teammates off when he would slap a single to RF when everyone was playing him deep. Considering Castillo was a righty this one is a toss.
Winner - Tie
Driving in Runs
Winner - Tie - Both 3 hitters on every team.
J-Rod not a pitcher. Castillo was a modified and sling pitcher.
Winner Castillo: Big
J-Rod loses this category by default only b/c he was a M.L.B player, not a softball player. Castillo perennially won triple crowns and batting titles in top softball leagues.
Winner: Castillo by default
Castillo was a wave, if you caught wave at right time he could carry you, if not he would sink you.
Castillo sometimes picked on scrubs, quit, caused headaches. John was moody by nature, he also helped a lot of players get better, like me to an extent. In the end, if you didn't accept him for who he was forget having him on your team.
J-Rod - J-Rod never acts like he was M.L.B. He's confident, but he makes others around him better and never picks on scrubs. J-Rod will get gangsta on someone who talks shit to him or his team, but I've never seen him being the root of the issue. The guy plays hard 100% of the team. Winner.
Winner: J-Rod landslide
Through 9 Categories that's 3 J-Rod 3 Castillo and 3 Ties. Closer than you thought huh in terms of valuable? But this is softball, there are no ties, you play until you win.
Final Category: Intimidation:
Castillo was a beast, whether you hated him or loved him. You knew he was a good hitter, but John could get intimidated or distracted.
On The other hand, people are intimidated by J-Rod. I'm in leagues where people whine and complain
J-Rod should be banned. banning position players? Now I've banned non modified pitchers from modified league, but banning a position player that's fucking ridiculous, weak, and pathetic.
Winner: J-Rod landslide.
Calm down Ang - you win ... lol
Anyway, I still voted Castillo b/c of the pitching ability, but I created a poll for you to vote - Castillo vs. J-Rod most valuable. Please vote and I will post the results.
P.S Hope this blog doesn't make J-Rod hit too many more balls over my head this year. J-Rod is self driven anyway, that's what makes him special. Doesn't matter.