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kiidcarter8

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« Reply #3135 on: April 06, 2020, 10:16:32 PM »

Compiler.
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« Reply #3136 on: April 06, 2020, 10:51:25 PM »

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« Reply #3137 on: April 07, 2020, 12:16:05 PM »

Well.... they accused Yaz of the same.
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« Reply #3138 on: April 07, 2020, 12:16:29 PM »

...and Yount
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« Reply #3139 on: April 07, 2020, 12:16:50 PM »

... and even the GREAT Peter Edward Rose.
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« Reply #3140 on: April 07, 2020, 12:31:07 PM »

Well.... they accused Yaz of the same.
Who did, other trolls?
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« Reply #3141 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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« Reply #3142 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 #3143 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 #3144 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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« Reply #3146 on: April 07, 2020, 02:33:23 PM »

And in a anecdote that illustrates how different baseball has become - not.worse, not better, different. In the early 70's, when Detroit wanted to make him their first $100,000.00 player, he originally turned the offer down. Not because he wanted more money, but because he did not think he deserved that much:

https://www.nytimes.com/1971/12/21/archives/kaline-is-signed-to-100000-pact-outfielder-is-first-tiger-to.html
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« Reply #3147 on: April 07, 2020, 11:37:13 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.

I was joking, of course.

It was a knock on other posters who have done the same with the guys I mentioned

Kaline wasnt a league leader very often (1 batting title) yet amassed a very impressive number of top 5/10 MVP ranks.

Yes, quite well-rounded - and I would in fact use the G word for him.

Sadly, like Jim Ed Rice, lost his .300 career average due to his last 1-2 years.
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« Reply #3148 on: April 10, 2020, 07:20:34 PM »

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« Reply #3149 on: April 10, 2020, 08:15:30 PM »

Well, the question is if they'd still go ahead if the union vote is YES but 20% of the players say no and will opt to stay home.

My guess is sure - just wondering how much of a pay cut they decide on for each player.
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