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If I had a Hall of Fame ballot, mine would be
Scott Rolen, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Billy Wagner, David Ortiz, Gary Sheffield, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark Buehrle, Bobby Abreu
Side note: I do think great DHs and relievers should absolutely be Hall of Famers without bias against their position. Even if the WAR totals or "prestige" doesn’t stack up to, say, a starter or shortstop, great players at those positions play integral roles to their respective teams. Their impact should be judged accordingly. In any case, I must say it is heartwarming to see that Edgar got more of the vote than Ortiz did.
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Former Mariner Wladimir Balentien has announced his retirement
Mariners were his original team, although he played the last decade in Japan. Kind of seems like he could have enjoyed a longer major league career but chose to go overseas instead. Enjoyed a lot of success there. Regardless, he has an all time great Mariner name. Best of luck to Wladimir in whatever comes next!
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Yeah even for people in St Petersburg it's apparently very difficult to access
I remember reading a couple of articles and watching a video outlining how even moving the stadium to Tampa proper would solve a lot of those issues.
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I voted to release Gregorius, but I feel like the best move would be to both do that and send Brash down
Always good to have starting depth in the minors, and another reliever couldn’t hurt. Could also have the added benefit of giving Muñoz some more innings. Andrelton Simmons is still in Tacoma right?
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It's always really interesting to see
In our case we have Macko from Slovakia. Technically not an international signee but he does come from a country not known for baseball. Fangraphs even wrote a profile on him.
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Francisco Liriano is retiring
I remember when he nearly no hit the Mariners back in 2018 before Mitch broke it up and then tied the game with a home run in the 9th, and Segura walked it off in extras. That game had the whole range of emotions. In any case, best of luck to Francisco in his life after baseball!
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Love these player chats that MLBTR has been doing lately
Hearing from current and former players is really awesome and insightful. Plus, Paul’s chat today makes me like him even more.
Based on your hint
Going from most to least frequent: Walks, Stolen Bases, HBP, Caught Stealing, Strikeouts
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I'd love to keep going
This has been a great way for me to get my baseball fix during the lockout, and I really appreciate all the effort you’ve put into it! Totally up to you though, I know we all have busy lives.
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Like many people, I did not see this coming
Thought he would be a nice option for a 3B needy team either needed a stopgap or a fallback, but if this is what he wants to do, all the power to him. Thanks for the memories Kyle, wishing you nothing but the best in retirement!