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Murphy3
07-08-2001, 10:21 AM
has anyone seen the numbers juan gonzalez has put up this year?
if he keeps up to this pace, this will be the 3rd time he's had more RBI's than games played

freaking amazing.

what's even bigger, he has a shot at the triple crown, he's 3 down in homeruns, 8-9 points down in average, and 1 down in rbi's.

and in the field, he's playing great defense with at .993 fielding percentage, with 7 outfield assists already and only 1 error.

LonestarROB
07-08-2001, 10:34 AM
Juan's a great player and it's a contract year, so it doesn't suprise me. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Murphy3
07-08-2001, 10:56 AM
well...it's not like he only does this on contract year

LonestarROB
07-08-2001, 11:00 AM
Oh, I know that. It's just that history says that most players have there best(or one of there best) years when it's a contract year. Look at Bret Boone this year. He's not nearly as good as his stats this year are. He'll get a huge pay check this coming offseason, and then return to his usual self next year.

Flying Tiger
07-08-2001, 04:07 PM
Yeah...Sosa had 2 huge homers in Detroit this afternoon.

LonestarROB
07-08-2001, 11:02 PM
They still lost though. Stupid Kerry Wood i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif . i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

Murphy3
07-09-2001, 10:55 AM
i wish for nothing but failure for sosa ...and as long as he's on the cubs team, i wish for nothing but failure for the cubs

Flying Tiger
07-09-2001, 04:31 PM
hahaha...it wasn't really Wood's fault. He left with the tie, but the usually unhitable cub bullpen gave up 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th. But Wood, by no means, had his best stuff giving up 6 runs in as many innings.

LonestarROB
07-09-2001, 10:52 PM
6 runs in 6 innings is alot for a fantasy team. Then you add 3 more runs to the pullpen. And I got screwed i/expressions/face-icon-small-mad.gif .

Flying Tiger
07-11-2001, 10:25 PM
Yeah...his era might kill ya, but he makes up for it in K's.

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:26 PM
juan hit another home run yesterday and added another RBI.
triple crown, here he comes..
24 dingers
84 rbi's
.349 batting average

djb
07-13-2001, 02:27 PM
Ok I'm an idiot when it comes to baseball..but uhm what's an rbi?

LonestarROB
07-13-2001, 02:29 PM
Runs Batted In.

djb
07-13-2001, 02:32 PM
Does that mean the total number of runs that comes about as a result of the player's hit? Baseball dummy here still not getting it..

LonestarROB
07-13-2001, 02:34 PM
Yep

djb
07-13-2001, 02:35 PM
So if two guys run home after Gonzalez smacks the ball, then he gets 2 rbi's from that?

LonestarROB
07-13-2001, 02:37 PM
Yep. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

djb
07-13-2001, 02:38 PM
i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

LonestarROB
07-13-2001, 02:42 PM
Now if there were 3 men on base and he hit a triple, how many RBI's would he get? i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:42 PM
well...i'm not sure if you're still getting it dj...
if two guys score (including juan) on a homerun, then it's 2 rbi's..
but, if two guys are on base when he hits the homerun, it's 3 rbi's

get it?

can you calculate slugging percentage dj?
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djb
07-13-2001, 02:43 PM
That better not be a trick question!

djb
07-13-2001, 02:44 PM
Brain..overload..must..stop..

LonestarROB
07-13-2001, 02:44 PM
Just testing ya. i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:44 PM
it's not...
actually, all the calculations in baseball are pretty much straight forward...not like football and things like QB rating

djb
07-13-2001, 02:45 PM
I'm a freakin idiot when it comes to math and sciences i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif Just spent the last 30mins figuring out how to calculate a person's VO2 max. Ugh. My parents must be so proud (one's a doc, the other was a biochemist).

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:49 PM
that's cool dj, everyone can't be math wizzes....

just stick with keeping up with this board, and you'll be ok

djb
07-13-2001, 02:50 PM
Yea you're a statistician or something right? I give major props to anyone who understands that mess.

Murphy3
07-13-2001, 02:51 PM
well...not yet...
waiting for grad school
i'm into finance right now

Flying Tiger
07-14-2001, 12:05 AM
Sosa cranked himself another dinger and added 2 RBIs.

30 homers
86 RBIs
.310 average

Murphy3
07-15-2001, 09:36 AM
juan cranked another homerun and two more rbi's....

Flying Tiger
07-15-2001, 06:59 PM
Uh...Sosa goes 0-3 with an intentional walk(in which he leads the majors) and got robbed by the wind in right field, but he Cubs still win 2-1 and remain 3 games ahead of Houston in the Central.

Flying Tiger
07-22-2001, 04:21 PM
The Sporting News is nothing short of the most respected and legendary magazine / newspaper in sports history. Their coverage of baseball has no rival and they are simply the most respected source of baseball statistics anywhere. Listed below are the players chosen by The Sporting News as the '50 Greatest Sluggers'.

Rank Name
50 Fred McGriff
49 Dale Murphy
48 Carl Yastrzemski
47 Andre Dawson
46 Eddie Murray
45 Dave Winfield
44 George Foster
43 Jim Rice
42 Boog Powell
41 Chuck Klein
40 Johnny Bench
39 Frank Thomas
38 Ted Kluszewski
37 Greg Luzinski
36 Dick Allen
35 Roger Maris
34 Ernie Banks
33 Hack Wilson
32 Dave Kingman
31 Cecil Fielder
30 Juan Gonzalez
29 Barry Bonds
28 Albert Belle
27 Duke Snider
26 Johnny Mize
25 Stan Musial
24 Joe DiMaggio
23 Rocky Colavito
22 Willie Stargell
21 Sammy Sosa
20 Mel Ott
19 Jose Canseco
18 Frank Howard
17 Eddie Mathews
16 Frank Robinson
15 Hank Greenberg
14 Ralph Kiner
13 Lou Gehrig
12 Ken Griffey, Jr.
11 Willie McCovey
10 Mike Schmidt
9 Ted Williams
8 Reggie Jackson
7 Harmon Killebrew
6 Willie Mays
5 Hank Aaron
4 Mickey Mantle
3 Jimmie Foxx
2 Mark McGwire
1 Babe Ruth

LonestarROB
07-22-2001, 11:03 PM
Now see, that's the problem I have with Sosa and why I say he's overrated. They put Sosa on there based on a 2 year homerun tear. Sosa never in his career hit more then 30 home runs in a season until him and Big Mac went balistic a few years ago. Hit 50-60 homeruns a year 5, 6 , 7 years in a row and then I'll put you up there as one of the greatest of all time.

Flying Tiger
07-22-2001, 11:46 PM
Rob...if you don't have the facts straight, you end up sounding like an idiot.


<< They put Sosa on there based on a 2 year homerun tear. Sosa never in his career hit more then 30 home runs in a season until him and Big Mac went balistic a few years ago. >>


Year..HR

1993..33
1994..25
1995..36
1996..40
1997..36
1998..66
1999..63
2000..50
2001..33

(And a couple of those years were cut short due to strike and injury)

LonestarROB
07-23-2001, 09:25 AM
I stand corrected. Guess that makes me an idiot http://a256.g.akamai.net/7/256/5527/V001/forums.fanhome.com/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Murphy3
07-23-2001, 10:43 AM
griffey has more homeruns, and is younger..
he'll have more than sosa at the end.

i wish nothing but failure for sosa in the rest of his professional career

TheKid
07-24-2001, 11:33 AM
As much as I hate Griffey, you're right he probably will. However A-Rod will surpass Griffey!!!!

Flying Tiger
07-30-2001, 10:52 PM
Rob...thanks for taking that like a man.