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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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Top 100 players of the decade

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  • Top 100 players of the decade

    1. Albert Pujols
    2. Alex Rodriguez
    3. Barry Bonds
    4. Derek Jeter
    5. Ichiro Suzuki
    6. Carlos Beltran
    7. Chipper Jones
    8. Todd Helton
    9. Roy Halladay
    10. Johan Santana
    11. Scott Rolen
    12. Jim Edmonds
    13. Manny Ramirez
    14. Vladimir Guerrero
    15. Jorge Posada
    16. Bobby Abreu
    17. Lance Berkman
    18. Randy Johnson
    19. Jason Giambi
    20. Andruw Jones
    21. Curt Schilling
    22. J.D. Drew
    23. Roy Oswalt
    24. Mariano Rivera
    25. CC Sabathia
    26. Mark Buehrle
    27. Jim Thome
    28. Pedro Martinez
    29. Javier Vazquez
    30. Miguel Tejada
    31. Tim Hudson
    32. Johnny Damon
    33. Jeff Kent
    34. Gary Sheffield
    35. Mike Mussina
    36. Mike Cameron
    37. Chase Utley
    38. Carlos Delgado
    39. Eric Chavez
    40. Joe Mauer
    41. Ivan Rodriguez
    42. Roger Clemens
    43. Mark Teixeira
    44. Carlos Zambrano
    45. Adrian Beltre
    46. Placido Polanco
    47. Troy Glaus
    48. Barry Zito
    49. Mike Lowell
    50. Andy Pettitte
    51. Grady Sizemore
    52. Jimmy Rollins
    53. David Ortiz
    54. Brian Giles
    55. Brandon Webb
    56. David Wright
    57. Miguel Cabrera
    58. Derrek Lee
    59. Magglio Ordonez
    60. Rafael Furcal
    61. Melvin Mora
    62. Jake Peavy
    63. Hanley Ramirez
    64. Derek Lowe
    65. Sammy Sosa
    66. Larry Walker
    67. John Lackey
    68. Josh Beckett
    69. Dan Haren
    70. Torii Hunter
    71. Ray Durham
    72. Carlos Guillen
    73. Greg Maddux
    74. Edgar Renteria
    75. Jarrod Washburn
    76. Aramis Ramirez
    77. Matt Holliday
    78. Bartolo Colon
    79. Adam Dunn
    80. Randy Winn
    81. Tom Glavine
    82. Nomar Garciaparra
    83. Cliff Floyd
    84. Victor Martinez
    85. Freddy Garcia
    86. Vernon Wells
    87. Michael Young
    88. Jose Valentin
    89. Tim Wakefield
    90. Kevin Youkilis
    91. Carl Crawford
    92. Corey Koskie
    93. Brad Radke
    94. Chone Figgins
    95. Jose Reyes
    96. Kelvim Escobar
    97. Frank Thomas
    98. Carlos Lee
    99. Kenny Rogers
    100. Jamie Moyer

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=4740695
    Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

  • #2
    Wow, I haven't had time to fully digest this, but my first impression-I'm no fan of Manny Ramirez, but how is he ranked behind Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds?
    Shalom, y'all!
    What's the rumpus?

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    • #3
      Well at least we know Mark Buehrle (122 ERA+) was better than Pedro Martinez (152 ERA+)..

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      • #4
        What a silly list. Miguel Cabrera behind Jimmy Rollins? Pedro so low?
        Originally posted by Cougar
        "Read at your own risk. Baseball Fever shall not be responsible if you become clinically insane trying to make sense of this post. People under 18 must read in the presence of a parent, guardian, licensed professional, or Dr. Phil."

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        • #5
          Three replies so far and no one commented at Jeter being #4. A new record here.
          Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by White Knight View Post
            Three replies so far and no one commented at Jeter being #4. A new record here.
            He's not #4, but he is a legitimately great player. Too bad the decade wasn't 1999-2007, 2009 though.
            Originally posted by Cougar
            "Read at your own risk. Baseball Fever shall not be responsible if you become clinically insane trying to make sense of this post. People under 18 must read in the presence of a parent, guardian, licensed professional, or Dr. Phil."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kiluckzle View Post
              Well at least we know Mark Buehrle (122 ERA+) was better than Pedro Martinez (152 ERA+)..
              Apparently, they're taking away for time missed. Buehrle has innings over Pedro. Bonds is better than Pujols and A-Rod, but he missed two full years, otherwise surely he'd be #1.
              Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                Apparently, they're taking away for time missed. Buehrle has innings over Pedro. Bonds is better than Pujols and A-Rod, but he missed two full years, otherwise surely he'd be #1.
                2005 was also sort of a lost season.
                Originally posted by Cougar
                "Read at your own risk. Baseball Fever shall not be responsible if you become clinically insane trying to make sense of this post. People under 18 must read in the presence of a parent, guardian, licensed professional, or Dr. Phil."

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                • #9
                  jim edmonds is about 5-10 slots too high

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                  • #10
                    I think Mr. Neyer forgot about a guy that won a ROY, an MVP (and came in 2nd, 3rd, and 5th). Ryan Howard.

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                    • #11
                      Zito but no Lincecum?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yamsi12 View Post
                        Zito but no Lincecum?
                        How could you justify putting someone who started in 2007 on that list? He's my favorite young pitcher, so here's hoping he makes the next POTD list.
                        Lou Gehrig is the Truest Yankee of them all!

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                        • #13
                          First of all, which criteria they have used?
                          it's essential question.
                          Last edited by Zagi-CRO; 12-17-2009, 01:09 AM.
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                          • #14
                            Vlad and manny should be higher. Not too many 300HR, .320BA guys out there. Only Bonds, Pujols and Vlad in fact this decade.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by White Knight View Post
                              How could you justify putting someone who started in 2007 on that list?
                              I see no problem with such a young player making the list. I mean, there's 100 spots. Surely there's room for a 2x CY winner.

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