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  • Carlos Ruiz

    Currently leading the NL in batting average out of relative obscurity. I fortunately got the chance to see him hit earlier this year, and from what I saw, his success didn't appear to be a fluke; as he controlled the pace of play at the plate and got deep into most counts as well as anyone I've seen hit this year, all I could think of was, "Why have I never heard of this guy"? Don't think he's much more than an excellent singles and OBP guy from what I remember, but he's been an absolute hidden gem for Philly, a hidden gem indeed.
    "Baseball is really fun"~ Joe Dimaggio
    "I really like baseball"~ Babe Ruth
    "Baseball is my favorite sport"~ Pete Rose

  • #2
    He should be the ASG starting catcher, no question.
    They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.


    • #3
      It's certainly a breakout season for Ruiz, but it's not like he came out of nowhere. He's always been a force in the postseason and has hit some big home runs. He also had a .400 OBP and 127 OPS+ in 2010.
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle


      • #4
        Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
        He should be the ASG starting catcher, no question.
        San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

        "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

        "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt


        • #5
          I think it would be quite appropriate if Dickey and Ruiz were the starting battery for the NL.

          From what I heard tonight, though, the almighty LaRussa stated that Dickey is not a lock to start, and Ruiz apparently isn't starting. I'm not sure what the appeal is for this farce of an exhibition game is if, for just one reason, the best in the game aren't getting their due in the starting lineup.

          What a goof.
          Put it in the books.


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