.321/.375/.559 (190 hits, 34 HR, 130 RBI). Hmmmm....
Show me how many CF's can do near what Sizemore does and how many 1B's can do close to what Morneau can. This all goes back to being "most valuable", something Morneau isn't in the AL nor on his own team. This is why players who put up big #'s at CF, SS, 2B and C are so highly regarded around the league... that is until the MVP voting comes around and somehow only sluggers exist for the most part.
Those make him more complete but don't make up for the gaps in batting average, HR, and especially runs batted in.
He's a leadoff hitter... how do you expect him to get RBI's when he follows the 7, 8, 9 hitters?? His OBP is equal to Morneau so they avoid creating outs at the same rate, that's the most important part of hitting. Sizemore is a CF though and that adds a lot to his value.
Uhhh, it's not because Sizemore wasn't on a playoff team. It was because he isn't nearly as good as Justin Morneau.
He is and was more valuable this year. I'd love to see a poll of which player GM's would prefer on their team, Sizemore or Morneau. All I can do is speculate here but I'd be shocked if more than 25% of them took Morneau.
And if you want some numerical support for Sizemore over Morneau then:
VORP (Value Over Replacement Player)
WARP (Wins Above Replacement Player)
Not too outlandish having Sizemore over Morneau.