Look out R.J., Rob Neyer is challenging your authority! For what it's worth, congrats on being the spotlight of an ESPN.com article. Apparantly Neyer contends against Longoria having the best rookie season for a third baseman.
Longoria's numbers speak for themselves, regardless of whether it's the best or close to the best. When you combine his defense, age, offensive value, very few can compare.
The players who Neyer suggests as having 'better' rookie seasons, how do they compare to Longoria defensively? Is that taken into consideration?
Either way, I'd rather read what someone writes here on a bad day than any Neyer article.