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Postby BGbootha » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:28 pm

According to CBS sportsline Edgar martinez retires effective immediatly.


:~( :~( :~( :~(

I fell in love with baseball the day Edgar hit his double scoring cora and griffey in '95!!!!


One of the classiest guys in the game.
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:29 pm

Heres the link from the Seattle Times.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/s ... gar09.html
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Postby Rirruto » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:33 pm

What a great hitter....good luck to him in his retirement
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Postby Rirruto » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:46 pm

BGbootha wrote:According to CBS sportsline Edgar martinez retires effective immediatly..


Why did you say that? The article says he's retiring at the end of the season.
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:59 pm

yeah the first article i found on CBS.

According to published reports, Edgar Martinez has decided to retire from baseball effective immediately. With Seattle changing their focus from winning to rebuilding, the 41-year old Martinez became expendable. Bucky Jacobsen will likely take over every designated hitter duties for the remainder of the season.
(Updated 08/09/2004).


while the second one (the link above) said that he would be waiting til the end of the season.

sorry for the mix up. I am not sure which one is accurate at this point.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:59 pm

From Rotoworld:

Edgar Martinez - DH - SEA View Mariners Tickets


Edgar Martinez will retire at the end of the season, he announced at a press conference today.
Very good. The Mariners figure to give Edgar the sendoff he deserves next month, playng him regularly down the stretch. Aug. 9 - 5:35 pm et
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:26 pm

I'm watching the press conference now and, yes, he'll finish out the season. He's been the glue on all the good Mariner teams since '95. It's sad that he has to finish out a good career on such a terrible team. It's also a bummer that he couldn't end on a better year.

2003: .294/.406/.489
2004: .258/.352/.387

Now we here in Seattle will see if Edgar has done enough to make the Hall of Fame.

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.312 avg (86th all-time)
.420 obp (21st, just behind Mickey Mantle)
.519 slg (61st)
.939 ops (35th)
2205 hits
305 homers (T95th)
1203 runs
1244 rbi (100th)
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Postby Baseballer02 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:05 pm

Edgar is one of the greatest DHs ever, but I just don't see him going into the HOF.
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Aug 09, 2004 7:43 pm

Baseballer02 wrote:Edgar is one of the greatest DHs ever, but I just don't see him going into the HOF.


This is a sentence that will get us here in seattle pretty lit up. How can you say that he is one of the greatest (although i could argue greatest) at his position ever. And then turn around in the same sentence and say he doesn't go to the hall.

If in fact he is the greatest at his position. how can you not send him.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:03 pm

BGbootha wrote:
Baseballer02 wrote:Edgar is one of the greatest DHs ever, but I just don't see him going into the HOF.


This is a sentence that will get us here in seattle pretty lit up. How can you say that he is one of the greatest (although i could argue greatest) at his position ever. And then turn around in the same sentence and say he doesn't go to the hall.

If in fact he is the greatest at his position. how can you not send him.


how can you not send him? esy, look at the numbers. they're very good, but not hof material. there's nothing spectacular there.

would you vote Galarraga into the hof? prolly not right (I would, cuz he's my fav). looking at the numbers though, they're very similar, plus the big cat has 2 gold gloves.

i know that's just one comparison, but, with those numbers i don't think he deserves to get in.
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