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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    How was Edgar underrated?
    How many people mention him when they talk about the greatest hitters of the 90s? Some do. But not enough. I think the fact that he was a DH really hindered how people think of him as a hitter. Not everyone feels this way, but I think he should be in the HOF. From 1995-2000 his OPS was as follows: 1.107, 1.059, 1.009, .993, 1.001, 1.002.

    Griffey got most of the highlights on Sportscenter, but is it possible Martinez was actually the better hitter at his peak?

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Think about what?

    Man I wish Davis could've played 155 games in 86 or 87
    Bonds playing his whole career during the era of testing. Assuming he didn't use anyway, I think he'd still end up as one of the greatest hitters ever.

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Carew, Gwynn, Larkin

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Any player from the last 20 years is somebody that I did get to see play in his prime.
    I would be more interested in seeing play today's game in his prime level:
    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Ted Williams
    3. Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays or Josh Gibson or Walter Johnson or Sandy Koufax or Satchel Paige or Lefty Grove.......
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    Carew, Gwynn, Larkin
    Carew was 30 years ago....but one I would've liked to have seen. I only remember the very very end of his career.

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    But I've watched all the great players over the past 20 years.
    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. -- Terrance Mann (Field of Dreams)

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    And even if Bo never played out any better than he was in the late 80's...I just love athletes that can do stuff no one else can seem to do. I've never seen an athlete that made you just shake your head in amazement the % of time Bo did. He didn't play very long but he's done 4 unique things that I had never seen before or since.

    This.

    Only the fact that he was injured keeps me from pointing to Bo Jackson as proof of Extra Terrestrial life on this planet.

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    If I were to put former Reds into the lineup today:

    1. Larkin SS
    2. Votto 1B
    3. Davis LF
    4. Griffey Jr CF
    5. Bruce RF
    6. Phillips 2B
    7. Frazier 3B
    8. Meso/Hanny C
    9. Pitcher
    Last edited by Gizmo; 07-19-2013 at 11:12 AM. Reason: missed the past 20 years part....
    Is it "next season" yet?

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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Henderson (move Choo to left and the 2 hole)
    A-rod (at SS)
    Pedro Martinez (A true "Ace")

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    Edd Roush
    Ty Cobb
    Mickey Mantle
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    Re: 3 Past Players....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    Carew was 30 years ago....but one I would've liked to have seen. I only remember the very very end of his career.
    Damn. Yeah, he'd my number one guy I'd want to see. Very rarely will a player choke up and slap themselves a base hit these days. It's one of the very few things you learn to do when you start facing live pitching as a kid. It's as fundamental as laying off a ball that's outside, but pros just don't want to do it anymore.

    Most guys numbers would fall off transferring from a past era to this one. If I had to bet on which player would have the most successful transition and put up similar stats, it'd be Carew.


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