Chicago White Sox SS Tim Anderson doesn’t like being compared to Javier Baez.
Tim Anderson is such a special player for the Chicago White Sox. We know how he won the batting title in 2019 as he took a major step towards helping the team win a lot of baseball games. He still has a lot of work to do on the defensive side of baseball but as a player, the White Sox are so lucky to have him. He is a great player that also has a great personality that shows on most occasions.
Tim Anderson, however, is tired of being compared to the other shortstop that plays on a Chicago team. Javier Baez is a great player for the Chicago Cubs but Anderson doesn’t want to hear about their similarities or differences anymore.
As you can see in the quote from the “White Sox Talk Podcast”, he has a high level of respect for Baez but he doesn’t want to be compared to him anymore. It makes perfect sense from his point of view because there is really no point in comparing these two but it is fun sometimes. They are both major parts of the teams that people in the city of Chicago cheer for.
With Baez, you get one of the flashiest players in the league. He has major swag in the way he plays both in the field and at the plate. He is an easy guy to root for if you love baseball because he plays the game in a way that not many people ever have. He has made some simple plays look fantastic and made some incredibly hard plays look easy. He can also hit the ball to pluto which is crazy to watch sometimes.
With Anderson, you get a guy who does what he needs for his team to have a chance at winning. He needs to improve his defensive numbers but that doesn’t mean he won’t. Chances are he won’t ever have what Baez has as far as a defensive shortstop but he might be able to improve enough to still be great. Whenever Anderson puts his mind to something, he seems to be able to do it. He also has the swag like Baez but in a different way.
No matter what, baseball fans should be thrilled that they get to watch these guys. Tim Anderson in particular is such an important part of the Chicago White Sox. He has so much talent around him now so he might even start to be even more fun to watch.