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kidcarter8

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Re: American League
« Reply #1320 on: January 18, 2019, 04:34:46 PM »

2021 for Trout
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Re: American League
« Reply #1321 on: January 22, 2019, 06:23:23 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.

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Re: American League
« Reply #1322 on: January 22, 2019, 06:28:58 PM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #1323 on: January 22, 2019, 06:45:44 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.
"A part time player. 100"?"

- Idiots everywhere.

Clemens and Bonds inched up, Mr. Catsup soaked sock took a 9 + point leap.

Omar up 5%. ManRam holds steady.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1324 on: January 22, 2019, 06:48:37 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.
"A part time player. 100"?"

- Idiots everywhere.


Would you be the one to not vote for him?
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Re: American League
« Reply #1325 on: January 22, 2019, 07:09:40 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.

Could have sworn somebody - oh, right, the Worcester writer - said he wouldn't be voting for Rivera!
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Re: American League
« Reply #1326 on: January 22, 2019, 07:17:41 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.

Could have sworn somebody - oh, right, the Worcester writer - said he wouldn't be voting for Rivera!

peer pressure in the press box is an ugly thing!
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Re: American League
« Reply #1327 on: January 22, 2019, 07:21:46 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.
"A part time player. 100"?"

- Idiots everywhere.

Clemens and Bonds inched up, Mr. Catsup soaked sock took a 9 + point leap.

Omar up 5%. ManRam holds steady.

I've no problem with Mo getting 100%, but he shouldn't have been the first guy.

He threw only one pitch and only for 1 inning.

At least this should end the part-time player as a disqualifier for the HoF.

But then again if Harold Baines...
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Re: American League
« Reply #1328 on: January 22, 2019, 08:21:46 PM »

No he shouldn't have been the first... but if poor decisions were made in the past it's no excuse to carry on the tradition.

He often (especially in the most pressure-filled games) was asked to go more than 1 inning.

He was a 2 inning guy when he first burst onto the national scene, setting up rather than closing.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1329 on: January 22, 2019, 08:25:11 PM »

Part - time player is a little bit of an anachronism.  These days your starting pitcher might only go 5-6 innings every 5 days and thats considered ok.

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Re: American League
« Reply #1330 on: January 22, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.

Could have sworn somebody - oh, right, the Worcester writer - said he wouldn't be voting for Rivera!
He said he wasn't going to cast a ballot at all which perserved the 100%.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1331 on: January 22, 2019, 09:27:59 PM »

Yes!

Mussina!

Excellent job, writers

Schilling next (sorry, dickass Michael Kay)
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Re: American League
« Reply #1332 on: January 22, 2019, 11:02:11 PM »

Part - time player is a little bit of an anachronism.  These days your starting pitcher might only go 5-6 innings every 5 days and thats considered ok.

90%+ of Mo's HoF work was done within a 1-inning appearance.

Can't speak for boz, but I used the part-time description as a TIC phrase to mock the foolishness some use to diminish the role/importance of relievers who may only pitch 1 inning or a DH who's only glove is a batting glove.

and a 5 inning start might be ok in the post-season/WS, but a 5-inning regular season guy is a bullpen killer, and not highly prized in the regular season.
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Re: American League
« Reply #1333 on: January 23, 2019, 08:27:50 AM »

If you throw "only one pitch and one inning" for decades, and no one can hit that pitch, you're 100 per cent a HOFer.

Halladay should go in as a Blue Jay. Who will speak for him?

Mussina was overdue, and helps Jamie Moyer's case.

Martinez was put in to make it easier for steroid user Ortiz to get in.

Crime Dog got screwed.

Pete Rose still screwed---MLB supports and earns money from sanctioning gambling, but Rose isnt "moral" enough to enter Cooperstown. Joke!

And writers shouldn't be given a vote, because they get paid to report the news, not create the news.

That is all.

Back to Harper, Machado, Keuchel...
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Re: American League
« Reply #1334 on: January 23, 2019, 01:43:42 PM »

Edgar, Halladay, Mussina, and Mo in the HoF

and Mo gets 100%.
"A part time player. 100"?"

- Idiots everywhere.

Clemens and Bonds inched up, Mr. Catsup soaked sock took a 9 + point leap.

Omar up 5%. ManRam holds steady.

Many of these guys will get in via the new improved vets committee

Smoltz today said that McGriff, who struggled in writer balloting, would surely enter via that avenue

I certainly see if for Schilland likely Manny as well.
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