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Derrek Lee vs. Mark Grace

I was listening to the radio yesterday and the on-air personality named Mark Grace as the best 1B to ever play for either team in the crosstown classic since interleague play was introduced.  I completely agree with selection but it got me thinking about Grace vs. our current 1st basemen. 

Now, I'm not interested in comparing them offensively.  Both were/are good offensive 1b but very different.  But....if we had to pick one just based on defense, who gets the vote?  I personally think DLee could win the gold glove every year and I certainly remember how good Grace was.

I guess its a pretty close call.  I think Grace may have been better picking the ball out of the dirt on wild throws, but DLee has much more range from side-to-side when fielding groundballs.  What's your call?

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