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02-15-2012, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
I think it was established last draft that he's not anywhere near as good as Reise.

4th, 5th, 8th, 12th in all-star voting for Egan, versus 3rd, 4th, 11th, and two more seasons in the 5th-9th range by making the ASG on merit (whatever BM67 was using in these years to reconstruct all-star voting for the 30s and 40s broke down around 1950, unfortunately).

Add that Reise was disadvantaged in voting by not having gaudy point totals (an advantage Egan had) and his contribution to multiple cups (as a #1a/1b and #2 if you trust all-star voting) and it is a slam dunk.
Don't forget that Reise got his recognition in a stronger era, too. Egan played in the same weak era that Jack Crawford played in. In case anyone couldn't figure it out, Egan was the "undrafted who will be drafted in the ATD more for his offense than his defense" that Sturm and I were talking about when discussing Crawford.

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