"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
Votto had 46 RBI at this point in 2009.
Those on steroids are eliminated first and foremost.
Frank Thomas did not sustain his hitting ability. He had five, six good years and then he couldn't sustain it.
Musial was the same time as Dimaggio (Musial was the greatest hitter who ever played in the Majors). Since Dimaggio.
Martinez was a better hitter than Mantle and Mays.
Martinez was much better than Jones.
When you look at right-handed batters and the disadvantages they had vs a left-handed batter, it's there where Martinez excels as a hitter.
While most will believe that Mantle and Mays were better than Martinez because of the Homeruns they hit, Martinez won two batting titles as a Right-Handed batter, a near impossible feat in the strong-hitting American League. Martinez would have eaten up earlier decades where pitchers went 9 innings on a regular basis. Martinez ate pitchers up who faced him repeatedly in a game. He made them throw him a pitch that he wanted.
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Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols are both better hitters than Martinez, who I agree is underrated.