Big Pimpin wrote: So why Big Mac gets lumped into the "cheaters" and Belle is "clean" is beyond me.
Because Albert Belle didn't appear in court crying like a baby refusing to tell the truth.
Big Pimpin wrote:And yeah, I did say that Belle had "a few good seasons." And I should have said he had a few "great" seasons, but that's neither here nor there. Top 2 in OPS+ twice and top 2 in RC 4 times says he had a few "great" seasons.
Also some more stats...
Lead the league in slugging 1995 & 1998
Lead the league in OPS 1998
Lead the league in runs 1995
Lead the league in total bases 1994, 1995, 1998
Lead the league in doubles 1995
Lead the league in home runs 1995
Lead the league in RBI 1993, 1995, 1996
Lead the league in adjusted OPS 1998
Lead the league in runs created 1998
Lead the league in EBH 1994, 1995, 1998
Lead the league in salary 1997,1998,1999,2000
9 straight 100 RBI seasons
8 straight 30 HR seasons
Only MLB player to ever hit 50 home runs and 50 doubles in the same season
5 Time Silver Slugger
5 Time AL All-Star
1995 Major League POYTop 5 finishes:
AL MVP votes 5x
Batting average 5x
Slugging % 4x
Total Bases 5x
Home Runs 6x
So unless everybody else in the MLB completley sucked in the 90s, Belle had some years back in the day.
Big Pimpin wrote:
BTW, I'd appreciate it if you'd quit jumping down my damn throat every time you disagree with something I say.
Sorry, its not personal, I just get really defensive about Albert Belle. He is the best player I have ever seen in my life and I don't think he gets the credit he needs.