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Postby HOOTIE » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:59 pm

Browsing MLB and ESPN, i have come across some totally crazy stuff. Amazing that people out there believe this stuff. These are quotes, or thread devoted too.

Nolan Ryan was the best pitcher ever.

Eckstein is a better ss then Jeter.

Giambi, Chavez, Berkman are all better then Clemente was.

Omar and Kendall might make the HOF.

Arod is a choke artist. Wait a minute, that's said here. Ok, scratch that one. :-D
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Postby sportsjerk » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:02 pm

I could agree with the statement that Nolan Ryan was the best strikeout pitcher, but best overall, no.

Clemente was one of a kind, career cut short because of that tragic accident. He was a 5 tool star who could have made an even bigger legacy for himself had he been able to play longer.
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Postby brandnew » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:20 pm

Chavez isn't even in the top 5 3B today... how is he better?
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Postby Tavish » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:23 pm

Its not even just a few people who are clueless. The All-Century voting taught me that very fast.

Pitchers

1. Nolan Ryan, 992,040 votes
6. Walter Johnson, 479,279 votes
14. Christy Mathewson, 249,747 votes
16. Grover Cleveland Alexander, 151,255 votes


OF
8. Ken Griffey Jr., 645,389
9. Pete Rose, 629,742
18. Barry Bonds, 173,279
21. Tris Speaker, 84,461

3B
2. Brooks Robinson, 761,700
4. Eddie Mathews, 174,529
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Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:05 am

HOOTIE wrote:Browsing MLB and ESPN, i have come across some totally crazy stuff. Amazing that people out there believe this stuff. These are quotes, or thread devoted too.

Nolan Ryan was the best pitcher ever.

Eckstein is a better ss then Jeter.

Giambi, Chavez, Berkman are all better then Clemente was.

Omar and Kendall might make the HOF.

Arod is a choke artist. Wait a minute, that's said here. Ok, scratch that one. :-D


At their salaries, I'd take Eck over Jeter. I don't think he's better than Jeter, but it's a lot closer than most people think. And if Ozzie Smith deserves to be in the HOF, then Omar deserves it as well.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:10 am

If Ozzie Smith belongs in the hall, so does every player with an OPS over 650...i.e., just about everyone.

Besides, whenever you need a laugh, just break out A-Choke's greatest post-season momenets...very short film indeed...almost as short as Kenny Rogers'.

And if we want some laughs, what happened to all those Javy Vazquez lovers that were around in March who adamantly professed how the Yanks should stick with Javy rather than trade for RJ because Javy was gong to be an ace and is young....been very very quiet since the 4.50 ERA in the NL West got posted.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:36 am

brandnew wrote:Chavez isn't even in the top 5 3B today... how is he better?


How is Chavvy not a top 5 3B in real baseball? Fantasy-wise I agree, but not in real life.
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Re: Need a laugh?

Postby HOOTIE » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:53 am

Big Pimpin wrote:And if Ozzie Smith deserves to be in the HOF, then Omar deserves it as well.


How do you figure? Omar was a good glove man, but wasn't Ozzie, or close to it. Omar will be lucky to get 5% to stay on ballot. I think he won't get that.

Yanks04, can you go one post without a A choke comment? :-t
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Postby brandnew » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:53 am

Half Massed wrote:
brandnew wrote:Chavez isn't even in the top 5 3B today... how is he better?


How is Chavvy not a top 5 3B in real baseball? Fantasy-wise I agree, but not in real life.


.269/.329/.466/.796; 27 HR, 101 RBI

Simply put: he's overrated. He's never had an OPS over 900. (Closest he got is .898, which is pretty good, but not as much of a stud as he's made out to be. Walks were cut in half this year, what's up with that?

I'll give you 5 3Bs that I'd take over Chavez, off the top of my head:

ARod
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a healthy Chipper
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Re: Need a laugh?

Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:59 am

HOOTIE wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:And if Ozzie Smith deserves to be in the HOF, then Omar deserves it as well.


How do you figure? Omar was a good glove man, but wasn't Ozzie, or close to it. Omar will be lucky to get 5% to stay on ballot. I think he won't get that.

Yanks04, can you go one post without a A choke comment? :-t


Only if it involves bashing Cashman instead.
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