Comments on: MLB Milestone Watch – This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Zim Wed, 20 Jul 2011 17:05:42 +0000 It would be nice to see players who just reached a milestone (i.e. just recorded their 1000th hit still displayed. The way the table is displayed now, once they reach it, they are taken off the table.

Perhaps they could be highlighted and a note on when the milestone was reached (i.e. under 500 Doubles Scott Rolen milestone reached on 7/15/2011).

Also, if there were a way to project who was likely to reach a milestone this season and limit the display to those players. Clearly Matt Stairs is not going to get 134 more hits this season to reach 1,500.

By: Lawrence Azrin Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:13:15 +0000 @11/ Djibouti - I agree so much with you - this allows us to track the progress of active players up the career leaderboards "at a glance".

Speaking of Jeter - he's zipping up the career Hits leaders pretty quickly now, and will probably be in the Top-20 by passing Craig Biggio (3060) by the end of the year.

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By: Timmy p Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:45:02 +0000 Wow Duke, that's a lot of wisdom. Let me see if I see where you stand. You don't care about Bonds or Clemens lying to grand juries or to Congress. Jeter was using steroids because Glenallen Hill once played with the Yankees. Jeter is an accumulator and not a great player, and doesn't deserve to be in the HoF. Micheal Vic changed the way he spells his name. Mickey Mantle was a drug addict. That's great stuff Duke.

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:44:26 +0000 @ 37 Iron Horse,

Agree with you there. We are finding out more and more guys used, and in the future I'm sure many more names will come out. I can envision a BALL FOUR or BRONX ZOO book being written in the future that implicates many players, most of who we thought were clean.
Even Jeter, I hate to say it, but he put on a ton of muscle very quickly. He was 160 LBS in 1994-95. By 1999, he was well over 200 LBS. He also played in a clubhouse and was tight with many guys who are suspected or already guilty of PED use. I think it would be overwhelming to be in the middle of a sport, where over 50% of players are using, and the very nature of the sport is beat the other guy. Anyone with out the mindset - get an edge, beat the other guy, win at any cost, be the best - just wouldn't make it.
I'm not saying that means anything against Jeter, I'm just saying it wouldn't surprise me or anger me.
And we now know that Mays, Mantle, and tons of other guys all used pep-pills and greenies.
Or look at Chuck Klein's first 6 years. He was playing in a shoe box, and that's the only reason he is in.

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:34:06 +0000 @ 35

The same argument can be made for Jeter. I don't think he has ever led the league in any major category, except runs and hits once each early in his career. You would think he would have at least, batting lead off for some of the best offensives in the game he would have many more Runs scored titles. The hits, I can attribute that to playing in the Ichiro era.

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:30:24 +0000 @ 26 Iron Horse,

I at first was so gung ho about nailing Bonds, Clemens and even Lance Armstrong. Especially after reading GAME OF SHADOWS. That lead investigator has a personal vendetta against all these guys, and it made me side with the feds, it kinda felt like good vs bad.
But after the Michael Vic case, I was like, who really cares?
I am so angry now that literally millions are being spent on guys like Clemens and Bonds. Who really cares.
Vic was a criminal, and deserved everything he got. But Clemens. He is no threat to any of us.
In a world where there are some truly some bad people out there, causing serious risk and danger and harm to the rest of us, these government guys who have made it their life's mission to nail Clemens and/or Bonds should be ashamed of themselves.
What a waste of our money and time. I couldn't care less.

By: Dukeofflatbush Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:24:31 +0000 @ 28 Joe Baseball,

If you look at I-rod's #'s, I pointed this out with the help of Andy, that I-rod has a few seasons of GIDP>BB. And If you add up his CS + times thrown out on the bases + GIDP, it almost surpasses his BB total. I think only Lou Brock, or maybe Gwynn have a lower BB count of the 3,000 hit men. But in my opinion, Gwynn's OBP is above average from his godlike .338 avg (almost, if not every guy ahead of him played in the '30's or before), so his walks don't matter that much, a .380 OBP is descent with walks or not.
In Brock's case, I think his SBs don't completely take away from his low OBP, but they do oddset them and his GIDP was far far less than Pudge.
I-rod had 6 seasons of GIDP>BB and two more where he missed by 2.
Pudge also had his 20th straight ten or more GIDP season. Only Yaz has 20, but his longest streak was ten seasons. Pudge did it every year he played, and might get there this year, he is already half way (5).
But all that said, his dWAR is off the charts. I think unless the stigma of PEDs cloud his election, he's in the Hall 3,000 hits or not.

By: TheIronHorse Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:02:35 +0000 @33, you said that Mitchell set out to embarrass and stick it to Clemens in no. 27. Than in no. 33 you say the report is written by a die hard Red Sox fan who is a partisan politician.

How do you know what Mitchell set out to do? Are you in his head?

You are also assuming cause and effect where none exists. Just because the man is a die hard Sox fan and political partisan doesn't proove that he is going to knowingly falsify a report and therefore lie, which is exactly what
you are accusing him of in a backhanded way.

Back to baseball...

Chipper Jones is first ballot worthy.

Irod would be in easily if the taint of steroids didn't exist.

I think all these "steroid users" eventually get in. The list is just
to long and includes so many of the top players of our generation. To leave them all out will look ridiculous to future generations.

Put them in and then note the "era", or in some opinions error on their placques.

By: Timmy p Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:43:19 +0000 @30 and @32 Bill - Chipper Jones is a great player and he will be in the HoF no doubt about it. I would say he gets in fairly quick also.