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  • #61
    Originally posted by beantown23 View Post



    Found some amazing stat comparisons between life long rivals Kinsler and Pedroia

    Both are in their 12th MLB year and as of today Ian leads Dustin in career hits 1734 to 1733.

    Ian has better HR ( 216-135) and RBI (798-683) totals but Dustin has better average (,301-,276)

    You know the story, a cocky new shortstop showed up at ASU and won the SS job and Ian hit the bench and later transferred to Missouri.

    Dustin ends up a 2nd draft choice while Ian was a 17th, but over their careers Ian has made more money as Pedroia chose to accept a team friendly contract.

    Any way either one of these guys find a way to stick around for 3000 hits?
    Nice. Those are some great stats comparing two really good players. Even though I want to punch Pedroia right in the fucking face there's no doubt that any baseball team is better with him on it.

    Man, 3000 hits is a long way off for both. I'd say it's unlikely for either but if one of them does it'll probably be Pedroia. That milestone is 7 maybe 8 good years away and they play a position not meant for old timers which means it would most likely be done as a DH. Kinsler just isn't a good enough hitter to bring value as a DH. Pedroia might be able to hang on kinda like Ichiro at the end if he can still run.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by CHEEZY08 View Post
      Man, 3000 hits is a long way off for both. I'd say it's unlikely for either but if one of them does it'll probably be Pedroia. That milestone is 7 maybe 8 good years away and they play a position not meant for old timers which means it would most likely be done as a DH. Kinsler just isn't a good enough hitter to bring value as a DH. Pedroia might be able to hang on kinda like Ichiro at the end if he can still run.
      Adrian Beltre is only 50 away. Hopefully he'll get there.

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      • #63
        Top record in the entire MLB. My Houston Astros. Joke of the world not 3 years ago. Somebody got their shit together.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post
          Top record in the entire MLB. My Houston Astros. Joke of the world not 3 years ago. Somebody got their shit together.


          Keuchel 8-0 is not getting the press he deserves, can they Astros afford to retain him after 2018?

          Amazing that there record is so good considering their team ERA is 31st in baseball.

          Altuve and Correra are the best 2nd /SS combo in the game but it seems like they could get better offensive production from guys like Beltran, Bregman, and Reddick who all are on pace for 60 RBI seasons,

          Could be scary for other teams if they pick up the pace as the Astros currently lead the MLB in runs scored.

          I'm surprised their a middle of the pack Stolen Base team, from afar I saw them more as a running team.



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          • #65
            I wonder if a team has ever won a division playing less than ,500 baseball as Milwaukee has NL Central's best record at 29-27.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by beantown23 View Post
              I wonder if a team has ever won a division playing less than ,500 baseball as Milwaukee has NL Central's best record at 29-27.
              Back in 2005 the Padres won the NL West with a .506 record. That's as close as I can recall.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Reservoir Dog View Post








                The Jays and Rangers are rebounding as we speak. But the truth be told, I originally had the Astros winning the West and the Rangers as a wild card. But being a Rangers fan I felt obligated to switch them around.

                Colorado has been a nice surprise, but I think you're right and the Dodgers will pass them.

                I'm a sucker for small market underdogs so it's nice to see the Brewers doing well. (will they trade Ryan Braun along with his $20 million contract?)

                Fuck the New York Yankees.

                It took 30 days but the Dodgers are finally in 1st place although just by percentage points.

                Will Puig get suspended for flipping off the opposing fans?

                Yankees finally get some bad news with a loss combined with CC going to the DL.

                When will pitchers figure out that damn Yankee rookie Aaron Judge or did he sell his soul to the devil.



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                • #68
                  [QUOTE=beantown23;n6273824]


                  It took 30 days but the Dodgers are finally in 1st place although just by percentage points.

                  Will Puig get suspended for flipping off the opposing fans?

                  Yankees finally get some bad news with a loss combined with CC going to the DL.

                  When will pitchers figure out that damn Yankee rookie Aaron Judge or did he sell his soul to the devil.I would think that MLB will suspend Puig, it was too overt and he admitted it, not to mention the video. I'm curious to see if the Dodgers even play him tonite, Tribe fans will be brutal and Piig's fragile psyche might snap further.





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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by beantown23 View Post
                    When will pitchers figure out that damn Yankee rookie Aaron Judge or did he sell his soul to the devil.
                    It's hard to believe that kid went 32nd in the draft.

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                    • #70
                      I hope for a fire sale from the Tigers. Right now this team is a joke.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Reservoir Dog View Post

                        It's hard to believe that kid went 32nd in the draft.
                        Albert Pujols was drafted in the 13th round.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Reservoir Dog View Post

                          It's hard to believe that kid went 32nd in the draft.
                          or the fact he hit .179 in 84 at bats in 2016 is now hitting .341.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by beantown23 View Post

                            or the fact he hit .179 in 84 at bats in 2016 is now hitting .341.
                            He used to swing at anything within a mile of the plate.

                            His hitting coach should go to the Hall of Fame for getting him to be more selective.

                            And what I heard re: his draft position was that teams thought "he's so huge the actual size of his strike zone will make it hard for him to hit in the majors."

                            P.S. The dude is not only a offensive monster, he's damn good on defense (good wheels, good instincts and strong arm).

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by FSchmertz View Post

                              He used to swing at anything within a mile of the plate.

                              His hitting coach should go to the Hall of Fame for getting him to be more selective.

                              And what I heard re: his draft position was that teams thought "he's so huge the actual size of his strike zone will make it hard for him to hit in the majors."

                              P.S. The dude is not only a offensive monster, he's damn good on defense (good wheels, good instincts and strong arm).
                              I found the whole size thing interesting,

                              If you're going to be a father of a 6 foot 10 athlete.maybe like Piazza you should put a batting cage in your backyard along with the basketball hoop.

                              Point being, the Red Sox hot rookie is barely 5'9 and 175 pounds.

                              There is a lot of never make it in the NBA athletes that should be falling back to other professional sports.

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                              • #75
                                And, compared to other sports, if you're good you can last a LONG time in MLB.

                                The LAST sport you should try is NFL. Unless you're a decent QB $$$. Actually stands for "Not For Long." :wink:

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