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Postby Kingctb27 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:00 pm

Conner wrote:Ichiro isn't hitting .370 again, by the way...

Your probably right, he may hit .375 this year. ;-)

FYI, Ichiro is hitting .500+ in spring training ;-D
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:04 pm

I just dont see it happening
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Postby Conner » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:06 pm

kingctb27 wrote:
Conner wrote:Ichiro isn't hitting .370 again, by the way...

Your probably right, he may hit .375 this year. ;-)

FYI, Ichiro is hitting .500+ in spring training ;-D


And Tony Womack is hitting .552.


I say Ichiro will hit closer to .300 than .370. Lots of other guys in the AL have a chance to win the batting title this year.

I don't want to debate that here, though. I just did that exact thing in another thread last night: The Most Underrated player in baseball is.... (I have him as one of the more overrated players in baseball right now)
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Postby Pacman » Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:53 pm

Think about it -- it's been 38 years now since Yaz won the Triple Crown (1967). So many other records/accomplishments have fallen since then. But no one's been able to win a TC since.

Like someone stated above, soooo many things have to go right for it to happen.

I don't even dare venture a guess as to who might be able to (ever) do it. But it's not going too far out on a limb to say that if it gets to September one of these seasons, and someone's got the TC within reach, it will be absolutely THRILLING to watch it play out to the end.
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:02 pm

What makes it difficult is that a player needs to be good himself, but also depends on teammates, which can backfire too. Let's say Beltre keeps up his production, to get all those RBI he will need, it means Ichiro keeps playing well and that would make winning the Batting title that more difficult.

I think Pujols has a shot, but not many others.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:05 pm

Pujols= 25 so...he's at least demographically likely to improve. I would anticipate that he'll be able to make a good run at it, if his feet hold up...
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Postby blankman » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:45 pm

Albert Pujols is the only one with a shot, and its a very good shot, at the Triple Crown imo.
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Postby Tavish » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:49 pm

nikku88 wrote:What makes it difficult is that a player needs to be good himself, but also depends on teammates, which can backfire too.


An even more difficult variable is what the rest of the league does. A player can have an amazingly good season and lose the Triple Crown to a hot hitting Juan Pierre.
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Postby agchris02 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:22 am

Im in agreement with pretty much everyone else here, Pujols has an outside shot at it, but there are several that could top him in any of the 3 cats. He'll end up in the to 5 in all of them, but number 1?? dont know....
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Postby wrveres » Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:56 am

Sean Casey :-°
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