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Postby Stejay » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:50 am

You do you guys think is the most overrated player ever to walk into a ballpark? Please reply.
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby HOOTIE » Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:05 pm

All -time

Nolan Ryan, the easy #1.
Pete Rose, the easy #1 for a hitter.
Omar Vizquel, the most overrated Gold Glove guy.
Jim Rice, the HOF votes he gets, speaks for itself.
Derek Jeter, by just about any NYY fan.
Reggie Jackson, lives off 3 hr World Series Game.


Current players,

Alphonso Soriano, terrible gove and oba.
Chris Young, Petco saves him.
Bartolo Colon, makes a 4 era seem elite.
Garret Atkins, can't hit away from Coors.
Ichiro, no power, and overrated defense.
Andy Pettitte, run support, grossly overrated his won-loss record.
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby thedude » Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:57 pm

All-time is easily Nolan Ryan.
Then come the 1960s pitchers, who had the raised mounds. Bob Gibson is the most overrated of this group.
Christy Mathewson was overrated back in the day, but not so much today (100 years will do that).
Joe Dimaggio is sometimes overrated.
Pete Rose is very overrated.
Ernie Banks is also overrated.
Roberto Clemente tends to be overrated because he was such a great person.
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby hwiggen » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:02 am

I would agree that Nolan Ryan is the most overrated player.
Very suprised to see Clemente mentioned as overrated by anyone especially when you look at the career numbers and remember that he had a few productive years left when he died; and, it's not like fans put him in the same catergory as Ruth, Gehrig, Williams, Mays, Aaron, Musial...
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:34 pm

Nolan Ryan's a pretty solid pick. People so often remember him for his positive attributes, while completely forgetting that he walked nearly 2,800 batters, almost 1,000 more than the next highest player in baseball history. That's just sick. Don't get me wrong, Ryan was a tremendous player, but not nearly as dominant as most make him out to be. I'll take Tom Seaver over him anytime.

Mark McGwire isn't exactly a popular person in baseball history these days, but the guy was so adored when he played it made me sick. Growing up in the bay area didn't help matter much. People here thought he was Babe Ruth with muscles. Ugh, I can't stand McGwire.
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby bigken117 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:45 am

Harold Baines. The guy couldn't even play the field %-6
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby markj11 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:04 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Nolan Ryan's a pretty solid pick. People so often remember him for his positive attributes, while completely forgetting that he walked nearly 2,800 batters, almost 1,000 more than the next highest player in baseball history. That's just sick. Don't get me wrong, Ryan was a tremendous player, but not nearly as dominant as most make him out to be. I'll take Tom Seaver over him anytime.

Mark McGwire isn't exactly a popular person in baseball history these days, but the guy was so adored when he played it made me sick. Growing up in the bay area didn't help matter much. People here thought he was Babe Ruth with muscles. Ugh, I can't stand McGwire.


Would the same logic(Nolan Ryan) apply to Brett Favre?
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:08 pm

markj11 wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Nolan Ryan's a pretty solid pick. People so often remember him for his positive attributes, while completely forgetting that he walked nearly 2,800 batters, almost 1,000 more than the next highest player in baseball history. That's just sick. Don't get me wrong, Ryan was a tremendous player, but not nearly as dominant as most make him out to be. I'll take Tom Seaver over him anytime.

Mark McGwire isn't exactly a popular person in baseball history these days, but the guy was so adored when he played it made me sick. Growing up in the bay area didn't help matter much. People here thought he was Babe Ruth with muscles. Ugh, I can't stand McGwire.


Would the same logic(Nolan Ryan) apply to Brett Favre?


to me yes, but his legacy just might be tainted considering the eagles dominated him every time they played.
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:52 am

David Eckstein.
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Re: Most overrated player ever!

Postby hwiggen » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:43 pm

markj11 wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Nolan Ryan's a pretty solid pick. People so often remember him for his positive attributes, while completely forgetting that he walked nearly 2,800 batters, almost 1,000 more than the next highest player in baseball history. That's just sick. Don't get me wrong, Ryan was a tremendous player, but not nearly as dominant as most make him out to be. I'll take Tom Seaver over him anytime.

Mark McGwire isn't exactly a popular person in baseball history these days, but the guy was so adored when he played it made me sick. Growing up in the bay area didn't help matter much. People here thought he was Babe Ruth with muscles. Ugh, I can't stand McGwire.


Would the same logic(Nolan Ryan) apply to Brett Favre?


That's a great analogy! Yes, I would absolutely call Brett Favre the Nolan Ryan of football. A hall of fame player but not elite among the elite at his position. Both could dominate a game or lose it with mistakes, they're both known for toughness and longevity and fans generally seem to like those guys so much that they tend to overlook the negatives. Of course, Ryan doesn't seem to cry as much...
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