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    Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=4740695

    edit: Maybe I shouldn't mention this but I'm just really hoping this doesn't prompt another debate about when the decade started. lol
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    its a who's who of players who used PEDs!
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Andruw Jones at #20? J.D. Drew at #22? Ron Neyer, you are an idiot.

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    The problem with a decade list is that it's all in the timing. Any pretty good player who happens to time his career to coincide with the start of a new decade is already in a much better position than one who happens to start his career partway into it. It's just for fun, though, anyway.
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    "Brace yourself" is the answer to the age old question....

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    I'm afraid to ask.
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Andruw Jones at #20? J.D. Drew at #22? Ron Neyer, you are an idiot.
    Ron Neyer may be an idiot, however Rob Neyer is far from an idiot.

    I've never been a big Nancy Drew fan, so are you thinking Drew should be higher than Andruw Jones?

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Noteable Reds:

    79. Adam Dunn


    Wait, where'd the rest go?

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    "The Reds will sit out a decade"

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Andruw Jones at #20? J.D. Drew at #22? Ron Neyer, you are an idiot.
    Zero problems with one of the best power hitting outfielders, and one of the best defensive outfielders of the decade being that high up the list...

    JD Drew though? meh.
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Quote Originally Posted by Handofdeath View Post
    Andruw Jones at #20? J.D. Drew at #22? Ron Neyer, you are an idiot.
    yep, especially with Sizemore at 51. Sizemore is better than either of those two.
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    yep, especially with Sizemore at 51. Sizemore is better than either of those two.
    3 years ago Andruw Jones was working on his 9th consecutive gold glove. At that point he was a 5 time all-star with 388 career HR's. He was largely considered the best CF in the game and I thought he was a cinch to be a first ballot HOF. If you would have taken the poll in 2006 he would have been top 10-15.

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    3 years ago Andruw Jones was working on his 9th consecutive gold glove. At that point he was a 5 time all-star with 388 career HR's. He was largely considered the best CF in the game and I thought he was a cinch to be a first ballot HOF. If you would have taken the poll in 2006 he would have been top 10-15.
    True, but Jones crashed hard in this decade.

    Career.. Jones 826 OPS
    Sizemore 851 OPS

    Not saying Jones stinks. He had a fine career. I'd rather have had Sizemore in the 00 decade though.
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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    True, but Jones crashed hard in this decade.

    Career.. Jones 826 OPS
    Sizemore 851 OPS

    Not saying Jones stinks. He had a fine career. I'd rather have had Sizemore in the 00 decade though.
    I would have rather had Jones for the first half of this decade. I would rather have Sizemore going foreward.

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    Re: Rob Neyer's Top 100 players of the decade (brace yourself)

    Why isn't John Smoltz on the list? 144 saves 2002-2004, then he turned around and logged ~660 innings in 100 starts with a 3.30-ish ERA in 2005-2007. I'd argue those numbers put him in the top 25-30.

    I'd move Mariano Rivera up into the top 10.
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