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    Triple Crown: 2010

    I think it's time to start considering this possibility for Joey Votto.

    He's got a .322 batting average. In real time, that is tied for the league lead with Rafael Furcal.

    He leads the league in homers by two, with 26, over Prince and Mark Reynolds.

    He now has 70 RBIs, tied for second with Albert Pujols and the now injured Corey Hart. He's 11 behind the leader Ryan Howard.

    If he can get hot and start knocking in runs, this is a real, honest-to-goodness triple-crown chase.
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    AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Mainly for Joey, but we'll keep track of former Red Josh Hamilton and Miggy as well.

    As of 5:30 ET 7/28/10 (Reds game over, Tiger/Rangers yet to play).

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    Joey Votto
    RBI: 70 (T-2nd)
    ---Leader Howard 81
    HR: 26 (1st)
    ---2nd-Fielder/Reynolds 24
    AVG: .322 (T-1st)
    ---T-1st Furcal .322


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    Josh Hamilton
    RBI: 74 (6th)
    ---Leader Cabrera 88
    HR: 23 (3rd)
    ---Leader Bautista 30
    AVG: .358 (1st)
    ---2nd Cabrera .349

    Miguel Cabrera
    RBI: 88 (1st)
    ---2nd A-Rod 81
    HR: 24 (2nd)
    ---Leader Bautista 30
    AVG: .349 (2nd)
    ---Leader Hamilton .358
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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Josh Hamilton? Why would we talk about him here? This board only misses Adam Dunn...
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    Re: Triple Crown: 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    If he can get hot and start knocking in runs, this is a real, honest-to-goodness triple-crown chase.
    Of if someone ahead of him gets hot.

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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    I have a tough time seeing Joey winning the RBI crown.. Our #1/#2 hitters don't seem to get on as much as Philly's #1/#2/#3 hitters

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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    I just don't see it for Votto. Tough for him to get the RBI title with a combined .315 OBP (honestly just guessed here) from the two guys in front of him.

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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    For Votto to lead the league in RBIs, Phillips will have to continue having a solid year and Orlando Cabrera will have to morph into Barry Larkin. That's the flaw with RBIs, but we've known that for 20 years. Still, it's fun to follow nonetheless.

    Now the NL MVP, well, that's Votto right now, IMO.
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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    But, the Reds 8 and 9 hitters are WAY better at getting on base than other teams in the league.
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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    I think Votto wins the batting crown (all I care about him winning) wins the home run title, and falls about 15 RBI short of Howard due to O-Cab hitting 2nd
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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Werth could still be traded and Victorino just made a trip to the DL. There's a chance Howard's RBI opportunities may be fewer and further between down the stretch.
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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp View Post
    Werth could still be traded and Victorino just made a trip to the DL. There's a chance Howard's RBI opportunities may be fewer and further between down the stretch.
    Werth usually bats behind Howard though, doesn't he? And Rollins has been down, you have to figure he'll get hot somewhat and Utley will be coming back eventually.. I just don't like the feel of it for Joey

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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Tornon View Post
    Werth usually bats behind Howard though, doesn't he? And Rollins has been down, you have to figure he'll get hot somewhat and Utley will be coming back eventually.. I just don't like the feel of it for Joey
    Yes he does, but my point is that it's a lot easier to pitch to Howard when you still have to contend with Werth. If he gets traded, a lot of teams will start pitching around Howard.
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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Not trying to turn this into a Volquez/Hamilton debate, but my buddy texted me this today, and it's the first time I've really thought about this.

    Imagine this lineup:

    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    Votto 1B
    Rolen 3B
    Hamilton LF
    Stubbs CF
    Hanigan/Hernandez C
    Cabrera SS
    Pitcher

    All at least average bats (other than OC), and many WELL above average. All at least average defenders, and many WELL above average. What a sick lineup that would be.

    (Again, please don't make this about the trade. Just dream for a second).

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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    This is an impressive sight:

    http://twitpic.com/29s726

    Maybe he's going for the Quintuple Crown. If we can only do something about that team-dependent stat.

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    Re: AL/NL Triple Crown Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    Not trying to turn this into a Volquez/Hamilton debate, but my buddy texted me this today, and it's the first time I've really thought about this.

    Imagine this lineup:

    Phillips 2B
    Bruce RF
    Votto 1B
    Rolen 3B
    Hamilton LF
    Stubbs CF
    Hanigan/Hernandez C
    Cabrera SS
    Pitcher

    All at least average bats (other than OC), and many WELL above average. All at least average defenders, and many WELL above average. What a sick lineup that would be.

    (Again, please don't make this about the trade. Just dream for a second).
    It's been floated on here for about 2 months now. It makes so much sense....not sure if Dusty has it in him to drop OCab to #8 for a 'kid'
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