Comments on: Most anticipated off-season issues http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Tmckelv http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180851 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:16:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180851 @43,

You answered your own question with the bottom line of your post. Twins will go as Mauer and Morneau go.

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By: Andy Patton http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180693 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 07:58:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180693 Here are my predictions, too long to post on here:

http://www.andypatton.net/?p=249

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By: Hank G. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180688 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 07:14:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180688

Probably just about anywhere the fans recognize the best hitter in baseball.

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180572 Tue, 01 Nov 2011 00:21:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180572 @71, 72

I think I've figured out how to do the proper search on this site.

Candy Sierra (b. 3/27/67, last played in majors 6/10/88) was born after Tim Wakefield. And he left the majors over four years before Wakefield made his major league debut.

And apparently I was wrong about Jamie Moyer. I can't find anyone born after him who played in either 1984 or 1985. There was a guy who last played in April of 1986, but since Moyer wasn't active last year it doesn't matter. UNLESS... (fingers crossed) Moyer returns to the majors next year.

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180549 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:14:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180549 Just off the top of my head: Pat Combs (born 10/29/66) left the majors in 1992. That's 19 years ago, but I'm sure there are players who have that beat.

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By: Jeff http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180548 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:12:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180548 I hope Jamie Moyer comes back because Tim Wakefield is the only active player older than me, and he's terrible now. Who knows whether he will be back next year. But Jamie was born before the assassination of JFK, for Christ's sake.

It will probably take someone smarter than me to do this, but I would like to find a MLB player younger than Jamie who has been out of major league baseball the longest. I believe there was a player born in 1963 who left the majors in 1984, but I don't know his name.

But since Jamie wasn't active this year I suppose it doesn't really matter unless he comes back next year. Then he could be playing in the majors 28 years after a player younger than him left the majors. Pretty cool.

Maybe someone could do this for Tim Wakefield as well. Try to find the player who was born after 8/2/66 that has been out of the majors the longest.

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By: Andy Patton http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180480 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 20:01:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180480 @ Mike Felber.

Thanks for that link. Here's another one if you're interested:
http://www.andypatton.net/?p=191

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By: David http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180341 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:09:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180341 Pujols won't leave...where else will he be as blindly worshipped as he is by the "Stepfords" in St. Louis???

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By: DaveZ http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180329 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:42:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180329 @22...both of your predictions for contracts in your 1) point, if they happen, will be HUGE mistakes on the signing teams part.

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By: DaveZ http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/16097/comment-page-1#comment-180328 Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:36:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=16097#comment-180328 I cannot imagine Pujols throwing away his legacy as a Cardinal in pursuit of a bit more money...so sad.

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