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?