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Nationals vs. Astros - The World Series

Washington in 7
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Washington in 6
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Washington in 5
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Washington in 4
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Houston in 4
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Houston in 5
- 1 (33.3%)
Houston in 6
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Houston in 7
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Total Members Voted: 3

Voting closed: October 23, 2019, 02:00:10 PM


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Re: American League
« Reply #2730 on: March 25, 2020, 11:38:52 AM »

When the season begins this July, Mets will be without Noah Syndergaard, who will join Chris Sale on the TJ surgery list.  Mets stockpiling of starters now appears wise, though time will tell if not paying Zack Wheeler was.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2731 on: April 06, 2020, 07:14:25 PM »

RIP Mr. Tiger, Al Kaline.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2732 on: April 06, 2020, 07:17:13 PM »

A truly great player (probably the second best ever from Baltimore) and to the extent that a Hall of Famer could be underrated he was.  Arguably, Clemente's equal, but never talked about in such hushed tones.
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« Reply #2733 on: April 06, 2020, 08:00:53 PM »

A truly great player (probably the second best ever from Baltimore) and to the extent that a Hall of Famer could be underrated he was.  Arguably, Clemente's equal, but never talked about in such hushed tones.

https://capanson.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/roberto-clemente-vs-al-kaline/
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Re: American League
« Reply #2734 on: April 06, 2020, 08:02:16 PM »

As a kid starting to watch the game, Al was one of my favorite non-Sox players. He did everything really well.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2735 on: April 06, 2020, 10:16:32 PM »

Compiler.
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« Reply #2736 on: April 06, 2020, 10:51:25 PM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #2737 on: April 07, 2020, 12:16:05 PM »

Well.... they accused Yaz of the same.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2738 on: April 07, 2020, 12:16:29 PM »

...and Yount
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Re: American League
« Reply #2739 on: April 07, 2020, 12:16:50 PM »

... and even the GREAT Peter Edward Rose.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2740 on: April 07, 2020, 12:31:07 PM »

Well.... they accused Yaz of the same.
Who did, other trolls?
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« Reply #2741 on: April 07, 2020, 01:18:04 PM »

You left out Jeter on the list of players who have been accused of being compilers.
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Re: American League
« Reply #2742 on: April 07, 2020, 01:29:47 PM »

My favorite Al Kaline fact is that he holds the record for most career home runs among players who never hit 30 or more in a year, 399. Plus 3 in the postseason.
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« Reply #2743 on: April 07, 2020, 01:41:23 PM »

I think Kaline was very, very good at literally everything except defense, where he was exceptional, and stealing bases and staying healthy, where he was not. If that makes him a compiler, so be it. He remained a solid contributor in terms of WAR and OPS+ until the end of his career.
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« Reply #2744 on: April 07, 2020, 02:12:32 PM »

I think Kaline was very, very good at literally everything except defense, where he was exceptional, and stealing bases and staying healthy, where he was not. If that makes him a compiler, so be it. He remained a solid contributor in terms of WAR and OPS+ until the end of his career.

Which makes the term "compiler" either inapplicable or meaningless.
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