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MLB Top 32

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Came across a great column by Joe Posnanski on SI.com listing his idea for the top 32 ball players in MLB. No doubt will start a debate on a few such as Adrian Gonzales at # 3 slot.

    http://joeposnanski.si.com/2011/03/31/the-32-best-players-in-baseball-for-2011/
     
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's all subjective and HIS opinion but I have my doubts about listing 32 of baseball's best players and Ryan Howard isn't mentioned. Also, Pujols may be the best hittter but he can't run. How can you be baseball's best if you can't move?
     
  3. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    Probably because he's overpaid, overrated, a sub-mediocre defensive first baseman and his numbers plummeted last season.

    Because we don't use stolen bases to measure the best player. Otherwise, Juan Pierre wouldn't suck.

    Also, Pujols isn't that slow. He's stolen 30 bases the last two seasons. He's not, just to mention a name, Ryan Howard on the bases.
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    All great points.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I have a similar argument with a friend of mine all the time. He thinks Adam Dunn is overrated because he strikes out too much. I say that all that really matters, in the end, is the production of one player measured against the other. How you run the race is irrelevant. I understand the mystique of the five-tool player, and how aesthetically pleasing one is. But Pujols, even without 80-speed, is the most productive player in baseball right now.
     
  6. MartinonMTV2

    MartinonMTV2 New Member

    You know little of which you speak. Pujols might not be Lou Brock, but he can maneuver and runs the bases effectively.
     
  7. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Active Member

    Important point to keep in mind when evaluating the list-not necessarily the best baseball players, but the ones he expects to have the best seasons.

     
  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    No Dodgers in the top 32.

    Can't honestly say I disagree with that.
     
  9. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Troll, because that's what you're fast becoming, that is my opinion.
     
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Ryan Howard wouldn't make my top 100 players at this point in his career. Severely, severely overrated.
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If not Pujols, who will be the best player for MLB this year?
     
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Kershaw could be on this list next season.
     
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