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Old 12-15-2012, 07:23 PM
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Great point about Arky Vaughan; I think he should be ranked higher than Jeter. I'm also a little surprised about Berra not being given a better ranking.
I still can't believe they didn't include Mickey Cochrane. I have the best catchers as...

1. Johnny Bench
2. Yogi Berra
3. Mickey Cochrane...I guess he was kind of a jerk at times but great all around catcher.
4. Ivan Rodriguez.....Not deducting steroids
5. Mike Piazza....He actually called a good game. Defense hurts him a bit but he wasn't as bad as some think.
6. Gay Carter
7. Gabby Hartnett....Pretty underrated, He threw out 50% of base stealers.
8. Bill Dickey
9. Roy Campanella....Hate to put him so low.
10. Carlton Fisk.....I hate to rank him so low but I really feel these guys were better.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:49 PM
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Same here. I don't think he belongs nearly that high. He certainly isn't the greatest pitcher of all time.
+1. Definitely have Gibson, both Johnsons, and possibly Seaver and Carlton ahead of him (and it's a close call on Ryan).
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:08 AM
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+1. Definitely have Gibson, both Johnsons, and possibly Seaver and Carlton ahead of him (and it's a close call on Ryan).
Walter Johnson, Tom Seaver, Randy Johnson and Bob Gibson are usually ranked in the top ten for all time pitchers. Steve Carlton is usually 15-20. Nolan Ryan is not really close to Roger Clemens. Without deducting Clemens for steroids he has a case for being the best pitcher of alltime. 354 wins, over 4000 strikeouts, a career era+ over 140 and the second highest career war among all time pitchers. (Cy Young has the highest career war but he pitched in a totally differant era.) Clemens pitched in Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium, Ryan pitched in a pitchers paradise most of his career. Clemens pitched in the steroid era and he had to pitch alot of games in a tough AL East division, Nolan Ryan pitched in a pitchers era against some pretty weak AL West and NL West teams. Now I'm guessing your deducting Clemens for his steroid use. I think everyone knows Clemens used but i'm pretty sure Nolan Ryan was using too. Ryan somehow gets a pass from using steroids. Fact #1 Nolan Ryan pitched for the Texas Rangers who were known for rampant steroid use. Fact #2 Nolans Ryans horse trainer got into trouble with the law for supplying steroids to a Texas college football team. Fact #3 Theres not too many pitchers who pitch effectively in there 40's unless your Roger Clemens or a knuckle ball pitcher. Nolan Ryan should be ranked in the 70's-80's range. He never won a Cy Young and he only made like 4 all star teams which tells you he wasn't even respected by his own generation. Meanwhile Roger Clemens has 7 Cy Youngs and Probably 15 all star appearances, I don't think theres any question Clemens is better.

I know the 7 no hitters Ryan threw look good but seven games shouldn't put you as a top 10 pitcher. Sammy Sosa has the most 3 homerun games and I doubt anyone will be calling him a top ten hitter anytime soon.

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:33 AM
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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Frank Thomas should be higher on that list. The DH may have been held against him.

I thought his ranking was fair. There are some guys behind him that should be ahead of him, and vice a versa.

He is in the 80s in career WAR.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:21 AM
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How could Bagwell be ahead of Frank? Ask 100 knowledegable, unbiased baseball fans who was the better player and I'll bet 80 would pick Thomas.

Thomas will be a Hall of Famer, Bagwell will not be.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:51 AM
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How could Bagwell be ahead of Frank? Ask 100 knowledegable, unbiased baseball fans who was the better player and I'll bet 80 would pick Thomas.

Thomas will be a Hall of Famer, Bagwell will not be.
Actually, Bagwell might be selected for the HoF, but Frank was the better player. I think Frank should be higher on this list and Jeter lower.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:53 AM
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How could Bagwell be ahead of Frank? Ask 100 knowledegable, unbiased baseball fans who was the better player and I'll bet 80 would pick Thomas.

Thomas will be a Hall of Famer, Bagwell will not be.
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Actually, Bagwell might be selected for the HoF, but Frank was the better player. I think Frank should be higher on this list and Jeter lower.
They're a lot closer than you think...

Thomas was a better hitter, but Bagwell played better defense and was a great baserunner, especially for a first baseman. Plus, Thomas DHing for a large part of his career is a knock against him as an overall player.

I'll take Thomas, but I'm not going to throw a fit if someone picks Bagwell.

They're both among the best 1B of all time and both should make the Hall.
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