Honestly, I kind of thought that was what you were doing. That is why I didn't do anything in depth. I just wanted to take advantage of my one chance to simultaneously defend the honor of my boyhood hero and look like I might actually know more about one thing in baseball than you. A filure on both counts, I guess. Curse you URI, curse you!
Me: Jody Reed
You: Marty Barrett
Anyway, the comparison between Reed and Pedroia is kind of a neat one, because they are both diminuative, quirky 2nd baseman. Reed had better control of the strike zone, and Pedroia has more power.
Reed made his debut when he was 24, won the SS job at 25, and moved to second when he was 27...and was effectively done as a useful baseball player when he was 29.
Pedroia, at 24, has 306 hits in his career. Reed was 27 when he was that point (I know hits are a lousy way to judge ballplayers from an evaluation standpoint, but I've found them to be quite interesting when looking at career path...especially when the players are young).
I think it's fair to say that Pedroia will have a much better career than Reed had. But yeah, Reed was better than Remy by a good sight.