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  • Weaver/Pujols

    4 8.16%
  • Kershaw/Kemp

    13 26.53%
  • Verlander/Cabrera

    29 59.18%
  • Sabathia/Cano

    0 0%
  • Lester/Gonzalez

    0 0%
  • Greinke/Braun

    0 0%
  • Romero/Bautista

    0 0%
  • Price/Longoria

    0 0%
  • Other

    3 6.12%
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Thread: Ace Sluggers Combos

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    Ace Sluggers Combos

    I heard a question on XM today asking about Pujols/Weaver vs. Kemp/Kershaw and it got me wondering, which combo of ACE and MVP Caliber position player is tops in MLB

    1. Weaver/Pujols
    2. Kershaw/Kemp
    3. Verlander/Cabrera
    4. Sabathia/Cano
    5. Lester/Gonzalez
    6. Greinke/Braun
    7. Romero/Bautista
    8. Price/Longoria
    9. Other
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    I would have #3 and #6 higher...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    I voted Verlander/Cabrera

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I would have #3 and #6 higher...
    Actually its a poll not a ranking in the original post, I'm just slow typing. I picked Verlander/Cabrera.

    I hope by mid-season Latos/Votto will be an obvious additon, but Latos isn't in that class yet.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Looking like Verlander/Cabrera early, but with 56 views and only 5 votes, perhaps "who cares" should have been one of the options.

    Just trying to get something to discuss that doesn't deal with Fedex and basements. Can't wait for the games.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    How about Latos and votto? They would get my vote, but I am a blatant homer.

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    Just trying to get something to discuss that doesn't deal with Fedex and basements. Can't wait for the games.
    Nice effort to start people talking.. but I guess someone needs to start an argument lol.

    Hopefully we will have more to talk about once the exhibition games begin.
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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    I am not sure there is a better pure hitter in baseball than Miguel Cabrera. I wouldn't take a single pitcher in baseball over Justin Verlander. Easy choice.

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    I choose Kershaw and Kemp because of age. But for one season, I would choose Verlander and Cabrera.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    I voted Kemp/Kershaw but you could easily persuade me to Verlander/Cabrera. Flip a coin on either choice.
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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Surprised I'm the first to vote Weaver/Pujols. Weaver's been under-the-radar devastating the last two years, and Pujols...well...
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Surprised I'm the first to vote Weaver/Pujols. Weaver's been under-the-radar devastating the last two years, and Pujols...well...
    Pujols is a pus, which is reason enough to vote against him. Plus he no longer is the best hitter in baseball.

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyenut View Post
    How about Latos and votto? They would get my vote, but I am a blatant homer.
    I went other and for these 2, screw it so I'm a homer. I think Latos is an ace already and Votto has as good an argument for being the best hitter as nearly anyone out there.
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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Any of the top 3 combos could outperform the the rest of the list. Though I'd take the Verlander/Cabrera combo for both ceiling and track record.

    I agree that Latos/Votto belong on this list, though they'd be down the list a bit.

    Also, I think Dan Haren is the most under-appreciated starter in baseball. He's been a stud for 6 years running and yet never comes up in these kinds of conversations. I'd take him over Weaver to pair with Pujols.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Ace Sluggers Combos

    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I voted Kemp/Kershaw but you could easily persuade me to Verlander/Cabrera. Flip a coin on either choice.
    Same here.
    "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."


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