Mets vs. Phillies: What Top Three Sluggers Would You Rather Have?

Avery DeckerAnalyst IJuly 29, 2008

In baseball, there are a lot of rivalries like the Cubs and Cardinals, Yankees and Red Sox, and the Mets and Phillies.

The Phillies and the Mets have a lot in common and have a lot of stars and All-Stars on their teams. Thinking about which team is better, it led me to think about who the best sluggers are on each team. I figured for the Mets, Jose Reyes, David Wright, and Carlos Beltran and for the Phillies, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins.

This made me think about which three I would rather have. Disregarding the positions that they play, who would you rather have based on offensive production and defense?

I would match them up. I think that I would rather have Jose Reyes over Jimmy Rollins. I think Rollins' production is impressive, but who can pass up the best leadoff hitter in baseball to Rollins. Rollins is more of a power hitter which the Mets already have in Wright, Beltran, and Delgado. 

I would rather have Ryan Howard instead of Carlos Beltran. Beltran is past his prime and Howard is at the beginning of his career and has shown me that he can be one of the best and biggest power hitters in baseball, not that he isn't already. What do you guys think about it? Please comment and let me know.