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Postby Pochucker » Wed May 24, 2006 11:51 am

Thinking about guys who showed flashes of brilliance or more but were cut down by injuries or other circumstances.
Like --
Mickey Mantle
Sandy Koufax
Tony Conigliaro
Kirby Puckett
Mark Fidyrich

Sure im missing many lesser known ones.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Wed May 24, 2006 11:52 am

The poster child of the "could bes, should have beens"

Josh Hamilton. :-/
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Postby rocky123 » Wed May 24, 2006 12:21 pm

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Postby Nerfherders » Wed May 24, 2006 12:23 pm

One that comes to mind right away is Dale Murphy. 5 more, maybe just 3 more seasons of above average play and he's in the HoF.
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Postby Doughhead » Wed May 24, 2006 12:23 pm

Darryl Strawberry

and

Doc Gooden
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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed May 24, 2006 12:32 pm

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Postby CadensDad » Wed May 24, 2006 12:46 pm

Doughhead wrote:Darryl Strawberry

and

Doc Gooden


Two points on you for Strawberry

I say Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 24, 2006 12:48 pm

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Postby Art Vandelay » Wed May 24, 2006 12:55 pm

CadensDad wrote: I say Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa


Although I disagree, I can see choosing Barry, because one could reasonably argue that, had he remained a 40/40 threat instead of becoming a power hitter, he could have been better. But how could Sammy have been better than he was? Three straight 60 HR seasons, and you think he could have been better?
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Postby bigken117 » Wed May 24, 2006 12:59 pm

Bo Jackson :,-(
what could have been if he stayed healthy

and Tony Conigliaro...
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