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Postby BritSox » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:04 pm

I'd say Jeter and Pujols are more marketable. Ortiz too, probably.
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Postby greenandgold » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:15 pm

They have been writing storys about the Met's winning for the last 3 months, why stop now?
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:22 pm

Ya gotta believe....right? :*)
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Postby DK » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:34 pm

BritSox wrote:I'd say Jeter and Pujols are more marketable. Ortiz too, probably.


The same Pujols that the media's been trying to crucify lately? I doubt it. Jeter's time hasn't exactly passed but he's not in the prime of his marketability anymore... 5 years ago different story. Ortiz has his moments which make people dislike him outside of Boston (bat throwing, etc.).

Wright and Reyes are both young, both have spotless records, are exciting to watch, play right next to each other, and play in the biggest media market in the world. Personally, I think it's a no-brainer that these two will be thought of in the same breath for decades.
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Postby RAmst23 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:59 pm

DK wrote:
BritSox wrote:I'd say Jeter and Pujols are more marketable. Ortiz too, probably.


The same Pujols that the media's been trying to crucify lately? I doubt it. Jeter's time hasn't exactly passed but he's not in the prime of his marketability anymore... 5 years ago different story. Ortiz has his moments which make people dislike him outside of Boston (bat throwing, etc.).

Wright and Reyes are both young, both have spotless records, are exciting to watch, play right next to each other, and play in the biggest media market in the world. Personally, I think it's a no-brainer that these two will be thought of in the same breath for decades.


Wow lots of exaggerating. saying the media is crucifying Pujols is stretching the truth quite a bit. He's still pawned over by ESPN analysts and pretty much all of StLouis media (There was one editorial saying shame on you to Pujols, and then the next day the same writer wrote a nice heart-heart he had with Pujols explaining his actions.)

I'd like to wait a bit before throwing a ton of marketing power behind Reyes and Wright. Wright's power faded tremendously in the 2nd half culminating in a terrible LCS.

Personally, I'd just like to see a little more variety. I understand NY and Bos are big media markets. Rumor has it that California and LA are kinda large too. It's smart to diversify and hype up only those players that are in NY. Spread the love around
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Postby DK » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:02 pm

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BritSox wrote:I'd say Jeter and Pujols are more marketable. Ortiz too, probably.


The same Pujols that the media's been trying to crucify lately? I doubt it. Jeter's time hasn't exactly passed but he's not in the prime of his marketability anymore... 5 years ago different story. Ortiz has his moments which make people dislike him outside of Boston (bat throwing, etc.).

Wright and Reyes are both young, both have spotless records, are exciting to watch, play right next to each other, and play in the biggest media market in the world. Personally, I think it's a no-brainer that these two will be thought of in the same breath for decades.


Wow lots of exaggerating. saying the media is crucifying Pujols is stretching the truth quite a bit. He's still pawned over by ESPN analysts and pretty much all of StLouis media (There was one editorial saying shame on you to Pujols, and then the next day the same writer wrote a nice heart-heart he had with Pujols explaining his actions.)

I'd like to wait a bit before throwing a ton of marketing power behind Reyes and Wright. Wright's power faded tremendously in the 2nd half culminating in a terrible LCS.

Personally, I'd just like to see a little more variety. I understand NY and Bos are big media markets. Rumor has it that California and LA are kinda large too. It's smart to diversify and hype up only those players that are in NY. Spread the love around


I don't know what media you're watching but over the last couple of months I've seen a lot of subtle jabs toward Pujols. Some word-twisting, and that one blatantly a-hole article as well makes me think that they've got an ax to grind with him.

You can't deny that NY is the biggest market in the world by far. Should it be? Maybe. Maybe not. But there's no argument based on maybes. It's just the way it is.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:06 pm

I'm getting sick of the Eckstein mediafest too. I mean I respect the guy for getting the most out his talent but didn't we already hear all of this before? Seems like old news to me.

Pujols isn't more marketable. He doesn't handle the press very well. He realizes it is part of the job but you can tell he doesn't like doing it and treats it as an obligation.

The media love for Reyes surprises me. I didn't see to much of the Mets this year but he the games I did see he came off as very cocky.
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Postby DK » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:10 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I'm getting sick of the Eckstein mediafest too. I mean I respect the guy for getting the most out his talent but didn't we already hear all of this before? Seems like old news to me.

Pujols isn't more marketable. He doesn't handle the press very well. He realizes it is part of the job but you can tell he doesn't like doing it and treats it as an obligation.

The media love for Reyes surprises me. I didn't see to much of the Mets this year but he the games I did see he came off as very cocky.


It's more confidence. He's got a great attitude, is always smiling, and is the most exciting player in baseball. I mean the dude runs a little under 20 miles an hour... around the bases. (Ran an inside-the-park HR in 14 seconds, do the math yourself if you're skeptical)

I mean, it's hard to NOT want to watch him play.
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Postby CadensDad » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:37 pm

Mets aren't even the best team in their divison. I dont even think they will make the playoffs next year.
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Postby Coppermine » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:39 pm

I wouldn't call Reyes and Wright "marketable" just yet. They've got a long way to go on Jeter and A-Rod. Marketable, to means, that a player's star power can sell a product... and their name is recognizable even to non-fans.

For instance, your average doesn't-know-anything-about-baseball persona has no clue who Pujols is, but they sure as hell know who Jeter is. Reyes and Wright are no different.

I used to get so irritated that they used Sosa so much to sell Pepsi; I couldn't stand him even before his general break down, corked bat, steroid allegations, etc.

A-Rod and Vlad were in a commercial at the beginning of the season and a bunch of players do those Boys & Girls Club commercials, although I never see them unless it's during a game or on ESPN.
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