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2017 MLB Thread
Seriously, who agrees with many out there that say Aaron Judge is the biggest star in Baseball?
Tomorrow's Rockies/Diamondbacks game should be a classic.
Judge won't be as big a deal when he's hitting .250 with 32 homers instead of .285 with 50. He's more likely the next Ryan Howard, than the next Babe Ruth.
Anyway as long as the Dodgers lose I'll be happy with whatever.
The power of the Dodgers, bringing us all together to root for them to lose (in the most painful way possible)!
I'm going with Kershaw blowing another game in the late innings. Nothing against him, but it's hilarious!
Peak Ryan Howard was a monster and an MVP. In fact, he finished in the top 10 of the MVP voting for 6 consecutive years. I think I would take that. But even he only had one year comparable to the numbers Judge put up this year.
If Judge puts up 45 hrs, with a .400 OBP every year moving forward, sign me up.
All the love for the Dodgers in this thread, too bad you guys don't live in the L.A. area, I see Dodger Blue everywhere I go.
Don't like the Dodgers myself, but Dave Roberts is one of the classiest guys in baseball.
IIRC, Howard suffered two major Achilles injuries later in his career that hastened his decline...and he wasn't the most fit guy to begin with. Judge is built like the Terminator on steroids. Injuries can happen to anyone, certainly, but Judge will always have that power. He's 25 now so I could easily see 10 more years of peak production barring some crazy injury. He obviously worked on his craft this past offseason, so if he maintains that level of commitment I don't see any reason why he can't continue doing what he's done this year.
I can like Dave Roberts and still want the Dodgers to pratfall.
I have no one to root for this year... so go Cleveland, I guess?
Well, he's a 6'7 power hitter, so I don't see it as crazy that he could develop back issues or have problems with his feet down the road. A lot can go wrong in a guy that big. But obviously I don't know what's gonna happen. I'm just saying it seems more likely to me that he's not going to have 10-15 years of this level of production. So many ballplayers that people think are going to be fixtures for 15 years don't last nearly that long at their top level of production.
The Cubs. I really like Dusty. Rooted for him for years. But I don't trust him to make the right moves if they go onto the NLCS.
Of course if Nats win tomorrow I've totally got Dusty's back.
Absolutely. Nats may be a better team, but Madden v Dusty? Oof. If strategy were a prizefight, Dusty's corner would be throwing in the towel before they touched gloves.
And I -am- rooting for Dusty, even if it would scrap my Dusty Baker Theory of Regular Season Managers You Should Pinch-Manage for in the Post-Season (with bonus Andy Reid Corollary).
Aaaauuuugh! And then he brought in the backup catcher the very NEXT INNING!
Meaning BOTH limp-hitting catchers will bat in the late innings of a do-or-die game.
I just got a chill imagining that Dusty never left the Giants.