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Old 06-11-2013, 10:07 AM
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Tim Raines (had several good years with us, but not his prime)
George Bell (had one good year with us)
Cory Snyder (had no good years with us)
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:28 AM
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Tom Seaver
Even a "past-his-prime" Seaver was still a very good pitcher.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:39 AM
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Some of the folks on that list amaze me:

1. Tom Seaver averaged 15 wins and an ERA of under four in his two full seasons. In 85' his ERA was 3.17. He averaged 237 innings pitched.

If that's 'over the hill' I'll take four of those guys if you please.

2. Danny Tartabull in his one year hit 27 homer runs and drove in 101 RBI's. Again I'd take that thank you.

Next someone will be saying Steve Kemp was over the hill...

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:43 AM
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Some of the folks on that list amaze me:

1. Tom Seaver averaged 15 wins and an ERA of under four in his two full seasons. In 85' his ERA was 3.17. He averaged 237 innings pitched.

If that's 'over the hill' I'll take four of those guys if you please.

2. Danny Tartabull in his one year hit 27 homer runs and drove in 101 RBI's. Again I'd take that thank you.

Next someone will be saying Steve Kemp was over the hill...

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No one said "over the hill." Past their prime is different.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:43 AM
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Manny Ramirez
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:10 PM
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Is "past his prime" the same as "off the Juice?"
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:08 PM
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:55 PM
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If you want to go way back, the White Sox acquired Rocky Calavito in 1967. I thought they also brought in another guy that year who had some good years in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:57 PM
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Jose Canseco
Darin Erstad
Juan Pierre
Kenny Lofton
Sandy Alomar Jr.
Jim Thome (did well, but still past his prime)
Pierre had a decent 2010, he led the league in stolen bases that year.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:53 PM
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You can have a good season but still be past your prime. Paulie has had a number of good seasons past his prime.

EDIT: ****, I just saw that autocorrect changed "Paulie" to Pauline. Completely unintentional guys!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:02 PM
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I would add David Wells, Charlie Hough, and Andruw Jones to the list.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:11 PM
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:07 PM
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Jimmy Dykes would probably be one and maybe Harry Hooper. It always amazes me how long Dykes was a part of baseball though.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:39 PM
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Surprised no one mentioned Moose Skowron. As a goofy little kid, I was thrilled when they picked him up, and later Rocky Colavito. The coolness of those names alone had to have added a year to their careers. They got more out of Moose than out of Rocky, but that's not saying much.

With the "not necessarily washed-up" caveat, Early Wynn and Ted Kluszewski meet the past-their-prime standard. They were before my time, and yes, I realize Wynn won the '59 Cy Young and wasn't bad in '60.

Smokey Burgess was no longer a full-time player but still pretty legendary by pinch hitting standards, such as they were.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:18 PM
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Carl Everett was past his prime both times when KW acquired him, although he performed acceptably.
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