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Postby pokerplaya » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:31 pm

I think it would be great if we could see a player that is so incredibly talented as a pitcher and a hitter that he would pitch every fifth day and play a position when he is not pitching. We sometimes see a pitcher bat 8th for whatever reason, or a pitcher pinch hit (Hamtpon, Willis) but if we could have a Babe Ruth type player that could do it all I think that would truly be amazing. Why not? True, players are groomed to do one or the other but I'm sure it could be done. Most high school and college players can mash and pitch. If one special talent came along, and it was clear they could do both does anyone think this could ever happen?
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:35 pm

rick ankiel ladies and gentlemen :-)
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Postby KPucks » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:36 pm

but, would yahoo count him as a pitcher or position player?
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Postby thetongueofire » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:41 pm

Todd Ziele is an awesome knuckleballer i heard :-b
[size=10]Manny Ramirez....$20 million
Pedro Martinez....$17.5 million
Curt Schilling...$12 million (and a $2 million bonus)
Never hearing a Yankee fan chant 1918 again...priceless. [/size]
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Postby smelson » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:53 pm

yeah it would never work because of the mass confusion and possibly riots of fantasy baseball commissioners trying to decide whether he be put in as a pitcher or a postition player.
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Postby matmat » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:21 pm

bruce kieschnick?
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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:28 pm

smelson wrote:yeah it would never work because of the mass confusion and possibly riots of fantasy baseball commissioners trying to decide whether he be put in as a pitcher or a postition player.

Hypothetically, let's say they qualified this Ruthian player as both pitcher and fielder. Would you get/lose points from ABs on the days that he was a pitcher and not a position player?
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Postby Tavish » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:37 pm

Ruth didn't play anywhere near everyday when he was a pitcher.
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Postby matmat » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:38 pm

similar question...

do you count pitcher ABs if you play in a NL only league?
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:40 pm

matmat wrote:similar question

do you count pitcher ABs if you play in a NL only league?


no, we dont....
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