I took a day to relax before posting a link to this piece because it made me so angry. Verducci is looked at as one of the top analysts in baseball, and this whole piece is just garbage. For example, he compares Big Papi’s stats from 2004 to how he is playing this year, without factoring in the fact that Papi is 10 years older. He also seems to ignore how much injuries have hampered the abilities of players like Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira as they age. It is just a really bad, poorly executed piece.