#LL-50 Tris Speaker/Jacoby Ellsbury
With Jacoby's last season performance, this comparison went from Ridiculous to WTF! Now, if the comparison was Vince Coleman/Jacoby Ellsbury that is a Legendary Linage I could call Plausible.
#LL-14 Warren Spahn/Tommy Hanson
For this one we are currently on a Ridiculous plateau and possibly beginning a slide toward WTF? Sure Spahn did have some losing seasons but Hanson is going to need to have quite a few 20 wins season before he could really be in the same breath as Warren.
#LL-47 Frank Robinson/Ryan Braun
Frank played 21 seasons and Ryan will be entering his fifth in 2011 but over the 162 game stats average the two are very similar:
Frank: .294 BA 170 hits 35 HR 105 RBI .389 OBA
Ryan: .307 BA 199 hits 36 HR 118 RBI .364 OBA
#LL-56 Brooks Robinson/Ryan Zimmerman
Ryan has Brooks beat with the offensive numbers but Ryan has a long, long, long way to go to reach Brooks' 16 Gold Gloves [that's 16 IN A ROW, btw]. Ryan won the Gold Glove in 2009 but lost it to Scott Rolen this season.
#LL-5 Ty Cobb/Curtis Granderson
You know, some of these things are just plain crazy. A Ty Cobb/Ichiro card gets a strong "Plausible." Adding up Ichiro's Japanese and American hits he's almost at Cobb's mark. But Curtis Granderson? Child, please!
#LL-37 Jackie Robinson/Ichiro
If anything, this is the one comparison where the pictures might be reversed.
#LL-41 Jimmie Foxx/Prince Fielder
Answer: On nicknames alone, this would be a WTF! "Double X" versus "The Fattest Vegetarian Ever"...there isn't even a debate there. But on offensive numbers alone things get a lot closer to Plausible.
Jimmie: .325 BA 185 hits 37 HR 134 RBIs .609 Slugging
Prince: .279 BA 164 hits 37 HR 104 RBIs .535 Slugging
#LL-61 Dave Winfield/Jason Heyward
One season is not enough time and however great Jason Heyward is as an athlete he's no Dave Winfield who was drafted by the Padres, Vikings, and Atlanta Hawks.