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    My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Jeff Keppinger is a very solid infielder. He should get the bulk of the time at first base after A-Go is healthy and Votto (time to go to Japan) goes to AAA.

    Brandon Phillips may become better than Joe Morgan.

    Griffey's HR was vintage Griffey -- a laser beam with a little bit of a hook at the end.

    Dusty Baker knows how to manage a bullpen.

    Corey Patterson could be an all-star this year.

    Edinson Volquez throws gas, however he will have his struggles this year at times with command.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by Hap View Post
    Jeff Keppinger is a very solid infielder. He should get the bulk of the time at shortstop after A-Go is healthy
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    serious amount of hyperbole in there.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    You honestly think Votto should go to Japan? Seriously?
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Votto's not a great fielding first baseman. Then again, neither is the Mad Hatteberg.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by Hap View Post
    Jeff Keppinger is a very solid infielder. He should get the bulk of the time at first base after A-Go is healthy and Votto (time to go to Japan) goes to AAA.

    Brandon Phillips may become better than Joe Morgan.

    Griffey's HR was vintage Griffey -- a laser beam with a little bit of a hook at the end.

    Dusty Baker knows how to manage a bullpen.

    Corey Patterson could be an all-star this year.

    Edinson Volquez throws gas, however he will have his struggles this year at times with command.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    When I think of players who will have had better careers than Joe Morgan's, I think of Alex Rodriguez, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, Frank Thomas, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Ken Griffey, Jr., and maybe some others like Jim Thome, Mark Teixeira, David Wright, Joe Mauer, Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Braun, Brian McCann, and Grady Sizemore. However, when it's all said and done, I'd be absolutely shocked if Brandon Phillips were anywhere near the level of Joe Morgan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    However, when it's all said and done, I'd be absolutely shocked if Brandon Phillips were anywhere near the level of Joe Morgan.
    I honestly wouldn't. His season last year was better than any one season Morgan ever had.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I honestly wouldn't. His season last year was better than any one season Morgan ever had.
    Joe Morgan's 1976 MVP season:

    .320/.444/.576/1.020 with 27 HR, 30 2B, 111 RBI, 60 SB and 187 OPS+. I highly doubt Phillips ever sniffs a season like that.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I honestly wouldn't. His season last year was better than any one season Morgan ever had.
    Every one of Morgan's six seasons from 1972 to 1977 was better than Phillips' 2007.
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    Okay, but you also have to look at the team around Morgan as well.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I honestly wouldn't. His season last year was better than any one season Morgan ever had.
    Morgan OPSed 1020 in 76, was league MVP and with a 444 OBP. I believe it was James that had it, when adjusted for era/park effects was one of the top 10 offensive season in the history of baseball
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I honestly wouldn't. His season last year was better than any one season Morgan ever had.
    Come on, sava. Please tell us all you were kidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    Come on, sava. Please tell us all you were kidding.
    Okay, I was kidding. Or at the very least, I was quite wrong.
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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    When I think of players who will have had better careers than Joe Morgan's, I think of Alex Rodriguez, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, Frank Thomas, Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Ken Griffey, Jr., and maybe some others like Jim Thome, Mark Teixeira, David Wright, Joe Mauer, Hanley Ramirez, Ryan Braun, Brian McCann, and Grady Sizemore. However, when it's all said and done, I'd be absolutely shocked if Brandon Phillips were anywhere near the level of Joe Morgan.
    I don't think Sheffield has had a better career than Morgan all around, and McCann and probably even Sizemore is probably a stretch at this point. Joe Morgan is one of the top 5 second basemen in big league history. You don't stumble across those all that often, whereas an outfielder like Sizemore comes along quite often.

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    Re: My Thoughts Today From Section 519

    Methinks some people in this thread aren't really grasping just how great a player Joe Morgan really was.
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