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bankshot1

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Re: American League
« Reply #1230 on: December 16, 2018, 09:57:03 AM »

Never saw Mays in person, but like yank saw a few alltime greats play past their primes.

As we're talking players and not hitters, (Pedro and Clemens etc. excluded for simplicity) today, I'd probably go

Aaron
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Peak

ARod
Frank Robby
Griffey Jr.
Yaz

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Re: American League
« Reply #1231 on: December 16, 2018, 10:39:26 AM »

Passing on a question from MLB Twitter:

Who is the best player you have seen in person?
Probably Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez or Frank Robinson. For.pitchers, Randy Johnson. I also saw Verlander's MLB debut.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1232 on: December 16, 2018, 10:42:46 AM »

Peak

ARod
Frank Robby
Griffey Jr.
Yaz
Uh... I realize he is a New England icon, but he is kind of in a non-jock holding relationship ship with the other three. It.would be like listing Kaline.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1233 on: December 16, 2018, 11:14:24 AM »

Peak

ARod
Frank Robby
Griffey Jr.
Yaz
Uh... I realize he is a New England icon, but he is kind of in a non-jock holding relationship ship with the other three. It.would be like listing Kaline.

Yaz?

I mostly threw him in for old-time and conversational sakes. But you may want to take a gander at his stats and WAR in the '67-'70 period. He AVERAGED 9.5 WAR in those 4 years, and during a time when pitching was dominant,

AND his '67 season was the single greatest year I've seen any player have in watching the game 60 years.

In terms of this discussion he belongs.

 





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Re: American League
« Reply #1234 on: December 16, 2018, 03:11:51 PM »

Peak

ARod
Frank Robby
Griffey Jr.
Yaz
Uh... I realize he is a New England icon, but he is kind of in a non-jock holding relationship ship with the other three. It.would be like listing Kaline.

Yaz?

I mostly threw him in for old-time and conversational sakes. But you may want to take a gander at his stats and WAR in the '67-'70 period. He AVERAGED 9.5 WAR in those 4 years, and during a time when pitching was dominant,

AND his '67 season was the single greatest year I've seen any player have in watching the game 60 years.

In terms of this discussion he belongs.

Forgive him.  He just doesn't know

Yaz was a compiler, after all.  Just ask Fat Mike.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1235 on: December 16, 2018, 10:11:17 PM »

Best player... that's hard. So many. I think about guys that played well and for a long time. And won, and guys you wanted to emulate. Mays. Rose. Frank and Brooks Robinson. Clemente. Aaron. Schmidt. Griffey, Jr. Even Stargell. And Thome. Arod. Ripken. Joe Morgan, whose 1975 season outdid Yaz's.

I think I'd go with Rickey Henderson. No one put pressure on an opponent like Rickey being Rickey.

Best pitcher is hard. Gibson was fun to watch. Few could match the intensity of Carlton or Seaver or Drysdale. Marichal was a wonder to watch pitch. So was Greg Maddox. But I'd have to go with Koufax.

But we could be watching the best player of our time right now. Trout.
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« Reply #1236 on: December 16, 2018, 10:35:09 PM »

Yastrzemski hit .326 to go with 44 home runs and 121 RBI, 112 runs and 189 hits, all leading the league. As a result, he was a no-brainer for the MVP award that year, and a massive 12.2 WAR was thanks to great defense as well. In 1967. Total bases 360. Ops 1.040. A great season.

Joe Morgan in 1975,  led the league with 132 walks while batting .327 with 67 stolen bases, 17 home runs and 94 RBI. That and a WAR of 12 led to his first of two MVP awards. 1.020 ops. A great season... because...

Morgan won the World Series, too.

Yaz?..uh, no. Never won.

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