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Ltlabner
06-22-2006, 04:59 PM
The word "clutch" gets thrown around a lot these days. There's even been a thread or two dedicated to "clutch-ness" and "clutch-ocity.

It's the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs in game 7 of the world series. Your team has a runner on 2nd base and is down by 1 run. The question for discussion is....who do you want at the plate? Who is your defination of "Mr. Clutch"?

Assuming it was the Reds, who would you want at the plate?
Assuming it was any current player, who would you want at the plate?
Assuming it was any player in history, who would you want at the plate?

As always, your reasoning for your choice would be interesting.

Cedric
06-22-2006, 05:01 PM
Reds-Phillips. At home I'm playing for the tie.
MLB- Manny
All time-Ruth

Johnny Footstool
06-22-2006, 05:02 PM
Reds? Junior.

Current Player? Pujols.

Any player in history? Ted Williams.

Red Leader
06-22-2006, 05:05 PM
Assuming it was the Reds, who would you want at the plate?
Assuming it was any current player, who would you want at the plate?
Assuming it was any player in history, who would you want at the plate?


1) Reds - Umm, I'll go with Griffey. The numbers may not bear it out that he's the best choice, but gut feeling says to give it to the guy.

2) Current - I'd probably go with Pujols. Best hitter in the game at the moment. Other choices would be: Manny, Lance Berkman, Derek Jeter. Good hitters, always seem to make something happen.

3) Any player - Me, of course. Run probably wouldn't score, but I'd definately enjoy it.

Scrap Irony
06-22-2006, 05:12 PM
Reds: Valentin seems to enjoy that role, but I'd probably be okay with Junior as well.

Current: Pujols. No doubt.

All-time: Stan the Man Musial.

Redsland
06-22-2006, 05:12 PM
Apparently, if it's the bottom of the ninth with one out, the guy we want up there is Juan Castro.

:all_cohol

TeamSelig
06-22-2006, 05:13 PM
Juan Castro.

dabvu2498
06-22-2006, 05:15 PM
Current Reds: I'll go along with Griffey. Gritty, gutty, veteran.

Current MLB: My gut says Derek Jeter. My brain says Pujols. I'm going with my gut.

All-time: Bill Mazeroski or Joe Carter.

Puffy
06-22-2006, 05:39 PM
(1) Either Griffey or Harang. What the heck - I'll flip a coin and go with Griff.
(2) Bill Hall
(3) Reggie Jackson

schroomytunes
06-22-2006, 05:40 PM
Reds player-Brandon Phillips

any MLB-Derek Jeter

All-timer-Pete Rose

RedFanAlways1966
06-22-2006, 06:14 PM
Current REDS - Griffey

Any current MLB - Albert Pujols

Any MLB Player - Ty Cobb (most likely to get a hit)

crazybob60
06-22-2006, 06:18 PM
Reds -- Griffey
Any MLBer -- I'll go with someone nobody else has said and go with Vladimir Guerrero
Any MLBer of all time -- Reggie Jackson

RedsManRick
06-22-2006, 06:22 PM
Junior
Big Papi
Ted Williams

Mario-Rijo
06-22-2006, 06:23 PM
Current Red
Scott Hatteberg- And that's an honest answer. He doesn't swing at junk, he's not trying to lift it out of the park and he always makes solid contact. All we need is one in the gap and he excels at this. Brandon Phillips is a close 2nd and then perhaps Felo and then Griffey.

Current Player of any team
Derek Jeter- He thrives under pressure. He's a good bat handler and is both intelligent enough to understand what he needs to do and how he is going to get it, and talented enough to do it. Because he is a winner and winners always find a way to win. No Close second.

All-Time Player
Barry Larkin- I thought he was Jeter before Jeter although many may not give him the respect he deserves I would live and die with him in that scenario. All those other greats are fine but I want Barry wielding the lumber in that scenario. Close 2nd Joe Morgan then Paul Molitor.

reds44
06-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Reds- it depends. If it was right now I would go with Phillips, but normally I would say Junior(Tigers, Nations, Cardinals game he came up huge in everyone of them).
MLB- Jeter
Any player: Mr. October

KronoRed
06-22-2006, 06:39 PM
Reds - Dunn ;)
MLB - Pujols

Any player? Ruth

redsfanmia
06-22-2006, 06:45 PM
Clutch doesnt exist so it wouldnt matter who was up.

fisch11
06-22-2006, 09:33 PM
Jr. (gotta go for the 2 run bomb)
David Wright (best 0-2 hitter in the game now...power, and 4 walk-off hits this year)
Babe

RBA
06-22-2006, 09:37 PM
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StillFunkyB
06-22-2006, 09:40 PM
Current Reds: I'll go along with Griffey. Gritty, gutty, veteran.

Current MLB: My gut says Derek Jeter. My brain says Pujols. I'm going with my gut.

All-time: Bill Mazeroski or Joe Carter.

Funny you say Jeter. IIRC he leads all active players with the most AB's where he made the final out with the winning/tying run in scoring position.

I am going to say:

Red: David Ross (Hey, he's been pretty darn good in these situations this year)

Current: Pujols, I don't really think there is any other batter that would be more feared then Poohole.

Past: You have to go Babe Ruth here.

Nugget
06-22-2006, 10:07 PM
Diamondbacks - Luis Gonzales

Red - Junior/BP (if BP hadn't had a hit the whole game then definitely Junior)
Current player - Helton, even a bloop single should be a able to score someone from 2B.
All time - See above, been there done that.

RadfordVA
06-23-2006, 01:01 AM
Bip Roberts

Jpup
06-23-2006, 07:41 AM
Scott Hatteberg, of course. :)

jpurdy974
06-23-2006, 09:25 AM
Phillips
Pujols
Tony Perez

IowaRed
06-23-2006, 10:40 AM
Jr.
Pujols
Gehrig (35 RBI in 150 WS PA's)

RedsBaron
06-23-2006, 03:59 PM
Current Red: Griffey Jr.
Current Player: Pujols
All Time: Ruth

Brian
06-23-2006, 04:31 PM
I give the edge to Bphil, for this reason. He's a solid hitter with some power, but a great deal of speed. Even on a grounder to the left side, he's going to force a quick throw that could be errant. With speed, there are so many more options than a routine single to tie the game.

blumj
06-24-2006, 06:12 PM
Doesn't matter because it wouldn't be David Ortiz, David Ortiz, and David Ortiz.

redsmetz
06-24-2006, 06:26 PM
Red: Kearns
MLB: Pujols, the man is a beast
All Time: I'm thinking Edd Rousch - he only struck out around 200 times in 7000 AB's

Reds Nd2
06-24-2006, 07:39 PM
Reds player vs. RH pitching:
Brandon Phillips .342/.403/.450 at home and .306/.358/.469 against righties.

Reds player vs. LH pitching:
Scott Hatteberg .344/.453/.484 at home and .303/.419/.455 against southpaws.

Current player:
Travis Hafner .336/.484/.706 at home and OPS's over a 1.000 against right and left handers.

Any player:
Ted Williams, because he has that cool hit chart thingy.

captainmorgan07
06-24-2006, 07:51 PM
reds-phillips for what he did to the mets in the 9th the other day to a premier closer in billy the kid
current player-big papi nobody hits more wlak off homeruns then this man
any player-joe dimaggio he didn't hit in 56 straight games for notting this man can make contact

dabvu2498
06-24-2006, 10:27 PM
Doesn't matter because it wouldn't be David Ortiz, David Ortiz, and David Ortiz.
After today I want to change mine to him too.

dman
06-25-2006, 02:39 AM
Reds - Junior
Current Player - Pujols
All Time - I'm breaking from the norm here. I'm going to go with a tie between Tony Gwynn and Eddie Murray

blumj
06-26-2006, 07:06 PM
You guys still sure you want to stick with your choices?

vaticanplum
06-26-2006, 07:13 PM
Funny you say Jeter. IIRC he leads all active players with the most AB's where he made the final out with the winning/tying run in scoring position.

What does that mean exactly? Total number of ABs in that situation (because in ten years of service, with a postseason every single year he's played, batting typically first or second, he's had an awful lot of at-bats), or some kind of percentage? Regular season only or postseason included? I'd like to see this stat, how it's determined and who surrounds him.

Benny-Distefano
06-26-2006, 07:20 PM
Adam Dunn.






....BWhahahhahahahahahahahahaha I'm sorry... I kid!!! I kid!!!

griffeyfreak4
06-26-2006, 07:21 PM
Current Red: Dunn because of course I need a walk ;)
No seriously JR.

Current MLB: JR.

All-time:Hmmmmmmmmmm..................I would go....JR!

westofyou
06-26-2006, 07:45 PM
Assuming it was any player in history, who would you want at the plate?



Joe Shlabotnik

FeartheEars
06-26-2006, 08:07 PM
Reds: Phillips when he is on a hot streak, if not give me Jr.
MLB: Pujols or Rolen
All Time: Stan the Man

dabvu2498
06-26-2006, 09:59 PM
I'm going to vote for Ortiz again. The closest thing to clutch that can be seen with the human eye.

Reds Nd2
06-26-2006, 10:27 PM
You guys still sure you want to stick with your choices?

I'm thinking, yes.

StillFunkyB
06-26-2006, 10:33 PM
What does that mean exactly? Total number of ABs in that situation (because in ten years of service, with a postseason every single year he's played, batting typically first or second, he's had an awful lot of at-bats), or some kind of percentage? Regular season only or postseason included? I'd like to see this stat, how it's determined and who surrounds him.

I read/heard/saw that somewhere that I cannot recall at the moment. The exact stats were not revealed. It may very well have been that he has just had that many more opportunities, I don't know.

BuckWoody
06-26-2006, 11:00 PM
Joe Shlabotnik
Good call. ;)

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