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Postby thomasps3 » Wed May 24, 2006 1:02 pm

Well, you've got to think that with the hype he received, Mark Prior would have to be classified as capability to be great, but Dusty ruined him and Kerry Wood.

So I guess Wood and Prior would get my votes...
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Postby CadensDad » Wed May 24, 2006 1:02 pm

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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?



Both men had alot of rumors around them and alot of problem with the press. If the whole steriods issue hadn't come up and corked bat thing I think both men might have lasted longer and been better liked and the stats might have been the same but they would have just looked like better stats. I mean now when you see the 714-Bonds and the 6??- Sosa (Not sure on his exact numbers) you think "how tainted where those hits?"
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Postby garf112 » Wed May 24, 2006 1:06 pm

Yoda wrote:Sid Finch


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You know, that picture of Hamels kind of looks like the photo of Sid Finch. That guy could throw some heat! ;-7
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Postby J35J » Wed May 24, 2006 1:15 pm

I'll say Teddy Ballgame. What was it, 5 or parts of 5 years gone because of War.


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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed May 24, 2006 1:18 pm

Griffey, if he's stayed healthy his entire career, would probably be challenging Aarons mark as well
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Postby mikhayl » Wed May 24, 2006 1:28 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:Griffey, if he's stayed healthy his entire career, would probably be challenging Aarons mark as well


A casualty of the Kingdome :-t
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Postby CadensDad » Wed May 24, 2006 1:38 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:Griffey, if he's stayed healthy his entire career, would probably be challenging Aarons mark as well



Still a small chance he is at 542 if he adds say 30 more to it this year than maybe moves to AL as a DH I could see him staying around another 5 years as a DH if he can move there soon and stay healthy. Still a small chance there,
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Postby Belle4Hall88 » Wed May 24, 2006 5:42 pm

ALBERT BELLE
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Postby Snakes Gould » Wed May 24, 2006 5:45 pm

CadensDad wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:Griffey, if he's stayed healthy his entire career, would probably be challenging Aarons mark as well



Still a small chance he is at 542 if he adds say 30 more to it this year than maybe moves to AL as a DH I could see him staying around another 5 years as a DH if he can move there soon and stay healthy. Still a small chance there,



ummm no way he hits 30 more for 5 seasons. id be surprised if he hits 30 next year and he probably BARELY gets it this year.
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Postby mikhayl » Wed May 24, 2006 5:46 pm

Belle4Hall88 wrote:ALBERT BELLE


Yes, Belle was so well loved by his teammates and such a paragon of virtue in the community that he could've been challenging Bonds today for the biggest dbag in professional sports if his hip didn't go caput.
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