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  • Which aging star should get a ring?

    Having the numbers is nice, but winning a championship is the ultimate goal.

    The list of players who never won a championship is large and illustrious, from Ty Cobb and Ted williams to Mike Piazza and Vladimir Guerrero.

    Which current aging star should receive a championship ring before their careers come to an end? [see poll]

    Plenty of choices, but I go with Carlos Beltran. He is a former Met and was a great player, yet fans only remember him taking strike 3 from Wainwright in the 06' NLCS. The collapses in 2007 and 2008 that followed must have hurt, as well.
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    35
    Jim Thome
    25.71%
    9
    Jason Giambi
    2.86%
    1
    Johan Santana
    2.86%
    1
    Omar Vizquel
    0.00%
    0
    Ichiro
    25.71%
    9
    Carlos Beltran
    11.43%
    4
    Bobby Abreu
    2.86%
    1
    Todd Helton
    11.43%
    4
    Andruw Jones
    2.86%
    1
    Torri Hunter
    0.00%
    0
    Bartolo Colon
    0.00%
    0
    Kevin Milwood
    2.86%
    1
    Eric Chavez
    5.71%
    2
    Tim Hudson
    2.86%
    1
    None of them
    2.86%
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    Last edited by redban; 07-28-2012, 01:30 PM.

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    Ichiro, Oswalt, Ibanez off the top of my head.
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    • #3
      Thome. Class act.
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      • #4
        "Should"? Any of them that can earn one. None of them deserve it just for being around. Who would I like to see get a ring? Beltran, of course.
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        • #5
          Well, I didn't put Ibanez on the poll because I never saw him as a star.

          And Oswalt, he's actually not an old-guy. Only 34 years old, so he has time. He's in the same spot as Johan Santana. Young in age, old in body.

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          • #6
            I put none of em but Thome would be the guy who i'd want to see get one. I wouldn't mind seeing the Orioles win if the Sox dont.
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            • #7
              The only ones on this list that I'd really like to see get a ring are Helton and Thome, but I don't think either one will. Thome doesn't have much left, and I don't think the Orioles are a legitimate contender this year. Helton will probably retire soon, and the Rockies clearly aren't going anywhere this year, or probably the next either.

              The rest play for teams that either I don't like or aren't good enough to win the World Series.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by redban View Post
                Well, I didn't put Ibanez on the poll because I never saw him as a star.

                And Oswalt, he's actually not an old-guy. Only 34 years old, so he has time. He's in the same spot as Johan Santana. Young in age, old in body.

                [Can any mod edit the title? Replace the give with get]
                The TS said aging and Johan and Oswalt are aging players. They're not old-old like Thome and the other guys mentioned, but they're definitely getting up there.

                EDIT: LOL, just realized that you ARE the TS.
                Last edited by UnderPressure; 07-28-2012, 01:18 PM.

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                • #9
                  Thome one of a kind class act
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                  • #10
                    I would love to see Jim Thome and the Orioles win a championship. It's win-win.
                    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                      Ichiro, Oswalt, Ibanez off the top of my head.
                      Well two of those three should be taken care of this year.

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                      • #12
                        Ichiro. Being loyal to the Mariners with very little hope of a ring, and a BA of more than .300 for 10 years, AS 10 years, MVP, RoY!! He did it all in an ordinary team. He may get one this year with the Yankees, but if he doesn't he deserves an "honorary" mention.
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                        • #13
                          There are dozens of guys in the HOF without World Series rings.

                          Like that guy from the Red Sox named Williams.
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                          • #14
                            Ty Cobb too.
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                            "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NJYankeeFan View Post
                              Well two of those three should be taken care of this year.

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                              Are there rumors of Ibanez or Ichiro being traded to the Rangers?
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