vladimir guerrero.

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vladimir guerrero. that is all.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 14:40 (eleven years ago) link

RIP

s1ocki, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:24 (eleven years ago) link

^ ban

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:31 (eleven years ago) link

Teams

* Montreal Expos (1996-2003)

:(

s1ocki, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

how does the guy hit like that when he'll swing at anything?

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:45 (eleven years ago) link

^^^ please note: his numerous back injuries. ^^^

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 16:29 (eleven years ago) link

moyer on guerrero: "I say this respectfully: he's a freak. He's a very good hitter without a strike zone. He can hit the ball in, hit the ball off the plate away, hit the ball up and go get the ball that's down. He covers the plate, and beyond."

max, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 16:31 (eleven years ago) link

Best player in the game.

J0hn D., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:42 (eleven years ago) link

I don't understand the thread. What about him? He's good, but "that is all"? I'm missing something.

He has a great arm in the outfield too.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

vladimir guerrero. end communication.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

tracer otm

jergïns, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:56 (eleven years ago) link

Insightful- He's good, but he doesn't transcend the sport or anything. Plus he strikes out a lot. He could play for my team anytime, but I don't think he's worthy of any type of worship. What's he got, one ring?

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

vladimir

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

DEVIL'S ADVOCATE:

dudes who are repping his fielding/arm should look at the last 3 years.
vlad's 2007 HR total was a career low.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

Plus, didn't he fuck up their playoff series somehow?

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

guys i think what tracer's trying to say is: vladimir guerrero

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:54 (eleven years ago) link

vladimir guerrero

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:56 (eleven years ago) link

im in class right now but later i will post a youtube of the throw of him gunning cliff floyd at home from the warning track

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:58 (eleven years ago) link

he's no dave parker

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:59 (eleven years ago) link

guerrero

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:04 (eleven years ago) link

vlad

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:37 (eleven years ago) link

HOF, first ballot

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:37 (eleven years ago) link

not quite yet, i don't think

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

v

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:53 (eleven years ago) link

for vladetta

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:54 (eleven years ago) link

if everyone wore vlad masks on guy fawkes day, it would be much better.

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

my brother and i used to talk about how cool it would be to see vladdy pitch for an inning. irl he would probably blow out his arm but i think from the mound he could throw like 105+

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 20:01 (eleven years ago) link

also i can't find that throw on youtube but i've got this:

"He's a mutant!" - Scott Stuart (after seeing Vladimir Guerrero throw out a runner at third from the Olympic Stadium warning track on a 1-hop bullet) on ESPN's SportCenter

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 20:01 (eleven years ago) link

The July 2006 issue of Playboy featured the first formal nude photos of Guerrero. Part of his motivation for posing for the magazine, his said, was the camera phone incident; he wanted people to see what he really looked like naked.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 20:49 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.ucs.louisiana.edu/~cxw8679/Vlad

bnw, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:03 (eleven years ago) link

Now I get the point of the thread. D'oh!

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:07 (eleven years ago) link

What's he got, one ring?

and Luis Sojo has 3 or 4, so your point?

Similar Batters through Age 31

Willie Mays (907) *
Frank Robinson (891) *
Duke Snider (876) *
Manny Ramirez (874)
Juan Gonzalez (871)
Hank Aaron (869) *
Mickey Mantle (843) *
Ken Griffey (839)
Goose Goslin (837) *
Al Simmons (831) *

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:15 (eleven years ago) link

HOF Standards: Batting - 48.7 (Average HOFer ≈ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 174.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:23 (eleven years ago) link

The One Ring was created by the Dark Lord Sauron during the Second Age in order to gain dominion over the free peoples of Middle-earth. In disguise as Annatar, or "Lord of Gifts", he aided the Elven smiths of Eregion and their leader Celebrimbor in the making of the Rings of Power. He then forged the One Ring himself in the fires of Mount Doom. He intended it to be the most powerful of all Rings, able to rule and control the others (as long as their owners wore them). Since the other Rings were extremely powerful, Sauron was obliged to place most of his native power, life force and will into it to effect his purpose. there were certain pros & cons to this. The pros was that as long as the Ring existed, it was literally quite impossible to remove him from the mortal plane. On the other hand, the cons that the Ring possessed was that if he were to lose the Ring, he would also lose a great deal of his own power (when it was cut off from his hand, he lost/forsook a physical body for at least another 2500 years), and if the Ring were to be destroyed, he too would be vanquished in the process.

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:25 (eleven years ago) link

of that list i guess only igor, manny and jr. wore batting gloves

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:01 (eleven years ago) link

Montreal's turf (& maybe swinging at everything w/ 150% effort) messed him up. ;_;

Also: no rings. ;_;

Also: the Angels hitters aside from Vlad kinda blow. u_u

But: vladimir guerrero!!! :D

David R., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:39 (eleven years ago) link

LAAoA: worst team name in sports? I can't think of many worse ones. Maybe Wash'n Redskins, or FC United.

Will M., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 23:01 (eleven years ago) link

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/dgoobl/VladTavares.jpg

G00blar, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 23:47 (eleven years ago) link

five years pass...

http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2013/9/14/4729002/vladimir-guerrero-retires-mlb

Okay...didn't realize this needed to be done.

clemenza, Saturday, 14 September 2013 19:32 (six years ago) link

these days, Wladimir Balentien (sp?) is where it's at

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:26 (six years ago) link

one of my favorite players ever

sing, all ye shitizens of slumerica (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:31 (six years ago) link

vlad, that is

sing, all ye shitizens of slumerica (k3vin k.), Sunday, 15 September 2013 03:31 (six years ago) link

that gif is inhuman

johnny crunch, Sunday, 15 September 2013 04:02 (six years ago) link

sure felt like a HOFer when he played, but man he fell off fast. still rooting for him tho, even if he has less WAR than kenny lofton

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Sunday, 15 September 2013 04:35 (six years ago) link

jk i'd vote for lofton too

fuck your movie theater yacht (zachlyon), Sunday, 15 September 2013 04:35 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

thought about starting a thread for him, but don't wanna jump the gun yet

vlad guerrero jr, the top prospect in baseball. absolutely TEARING UP double-A ball right now -- hitting .400/.450/.650. he just turned 19

and there's this: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/video-vlad-jr-homers-twice-once-off-a-hotel/

k3vin k., Wednesday, 9 May 2018 23:45 (one year ago) link

i'm all for this thread. i want him to be amazing.

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 23:46 (one year ago) link

Wow!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. now has exactly the same number of at-bats his dad had before his MLB debut. Through 1,055 AB's,

Vlad Sr: .343 AVG, 45 HR, 184 RBI, 95 BB, 115 K in 285 G
Vlad Jr: .332 AVG, 42 HR, 206 RBI, 149 BB, 137 K in 283 G

— Kelsie Heneghan (@Kelsie_Heneghan) April 15, 2019

clemenza, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:03 (six months ago) link

According to my source this will come true. https://t.co/gj5a1i2Lmk

— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) February 7, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 19 April 2019 21:22 (six months ago) link

uh... i meant:

SOURCE: The Blue Jays will call up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He will make his MLB's debut on Tuesday vs @SFGigantes, at Rogers Centre.#ZDigital #ZDeportes @z101digital @ZDeportes

— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) April 19, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 19 April 2019 21:24 (six months ago) link

Another reporter is throwing cold water on that report. Going to the game either way, so I’m hopeful.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

*hoping.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

I've got a busy week, so unless they hold off till Saturday I'm out of luck. The other thing is, if I were to go, I want an actual ticket, not a computer printout. So that would pretty much necessitate buying the day of.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 April 2019 15:41 (six months ago) link

no Vlad tmrw. that means it will be either friday or May 6th (barring a mid-series injury).
already got seats lined up for friday!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 22 April 2019 20:07 (six months ago) link

.379/.438/.724 with three homers in eight games for buffalo now

come on

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 16:55 (five months ago) link

I've got my tickets for fridays game!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 18:06 (five months ago) link

(xpost) If not for the Leafs, he would have been up Tuesday; I agree with their decision there, both economically (no way it would have sold out with the Leafs playing a game 7) and as a matter of fairness to fans.

clemenza, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 19:46 (five months ago) link

i don't think the leafs had anything to do with it. they'd been saying for a while they wanted him playing a full series before getting called up, which didn't happen over the weekend because of rain.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 20:39 (five months ago) link

call up biggio too tbh

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 April 2019 21:14 (five months ago) link

yes. my suspicion is it will happen once they are clear of the super-two whatever it is with him.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 21:22 (five months ago) link

It’s official. He’s up Friday.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 23:32 (five months ago) link

Mike Fiers made his MLB debut in 2011, the same year Vlad Guerrero Sr. retired.

Now he’ll become the first pitcher Vlad Jr. faces in the big leagues on Friday.

— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) April 24, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 24 April 2019 23:51 (five months ago) link

The range of names here is amusing: from Lou Gehrig to Nick Swisher, and everybody in between.

https://www.mlb.com/news/vladimir-guerrero-jr-projections-10-years-c303459710

clemenza, Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:02 (five months ago) link

if you asked me a week ago to name the teams of this guy and Tatis Jr, I couldn't have done it

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:44 (five months ago) link

Lot of talk on the radio tonight: how much notice will fans get, will the debut be a sell-out, is this the most anticipated debut of any Toronto athlete ever (any sport), etc. If there's enough notice, I might just try to buy a couple of cheap seats immediately and figure out who else can go later.
― clemenza, Friday, April 12, 2019

70,000 for the three games (29/21/19). I don't know why I too thought they might sell out Friday (or Saturday). As Mike Wilner pointed out, they didn't draw for Clemens in '97 and '98, having two historically great seasons--when they contend it's a zoo, when they don't it's half-empty, and it doesn't matter who's on the field.

clemenza, Monday, 29 April 2019 01:38 (five months ago) link

Which is typical for most teams, and halfway between the few that draw no matter what, and the few that have trouble filling seats even when they contend.

clemenza, Monday, 29 April 2019 01:55 (five months ago) link

Getting the day off tonight. No concern at all, although with so much scrutiny, you don't want a slow start to take on a life of its own.

clemenza, Thursday, 2 May 2019 22:38 (five months ago) link

Finally a multi-hit game today (2-2). It's been ugly--here's hoping Mendoza Land's in the mirror within a week or two.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 May 2019 02:04 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

home run derby bound!

mookieproof, Friday, 21 June 2019 21:51 (four months ago) link

Is it normal for them to invite rando non-all stars?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 22 June 2019 02:30 (four months ago) link

What's the record for lowest amount of HRs (or lowest SLG) to be invited to the HR derby?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 22 June 2019 02:40 (four months ago) link

ffs you people hate fun and/or 20-year-olds

would you rather have ketel marte and renato nunez

mookieproof, Saturday, 22 June 2019 04:08 (four months ago) link

ffs you people hate fun and/or 20-year-olds

come join me on the Soto thread...

would you rather have ketel marte and renato nunez

BlueJays rookies ranked by ISO:

https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2019&month=0&season1=2019&ind=2&team=14&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2019-01-01&enddate=2019-12-31&sort=10,d

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 22 June 2019 04:24 (four months ago) link

Mookie otm I hope Senior throws

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 22 June 2019 04:24 (four months ago) link

tbh the entire home run derby should be keith law pitching to jeff mcneil

mookieproof, Saturday, 22 June 2019 04:37 (four months ago) link

i just want to point out that Cavan Biggio has a 18.6% walk rate.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 22 June 2019 06:14 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Waiting, waiting, waiting...The notion that the HR Derby would get him going, that didn't happen. I realize that he's 20 and that this whole season could be a write-off and it really wouldn't matter. I'm just a little surprised by how much of a flat-line his season has been.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:06 (three months ago) link

what's the book on him?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:06 (three months ago) link

Scouting, you mean? Basically, I think, that he was one of the best pure hitters in ages, but that he could stand to lose a few pounds.

This was posted today:

http://jaysjournal.com/2019/07/18/blue-jays-arguing-vladimir-guerrero-jr-reset-demotion/

I'd be more inclined to let him work things out.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 July 2019 15:28 (three months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/o614UMDzfP

— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 18, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 July 2019 16:08 (three months ago) link

i mean what are his weaknesses? have pitchers "figured him out"?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:03 (three months ago) link

He tore apart Triple-AAA pitching...I guess that's possible, but I've gotta believe it's just a case of him figuring out them. There's a Jays analyst, Kevin Barker--who drives me up the wall most of the time--who a couple of weeks ago was saying that pitchers are exploiting Guerrero's long swing, and that Vlad (he contrasted this with Gurriel, Jr.) isn't making any adjustments.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:12 (three months ago) link

so they are, so to speak, "smokin him inside"?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:14 (three months ago) link

Nice--and then frustrated Jays fans pound some Labatt's.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:17 (three months ago) link

i think you hit the main point early on, clemenza: "I realize that he's 20"

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:36 (three months ago) link

check mike trout's rookie season stats, etc

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:36 (three months ago) link

i don't see any point in sending him down to learn stuff. he already crushed AAA. it's not like the jays are going anywhere this year (sorry) - so take advantage of this season to give him plenty of time to work on things at the big league level, imo

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:37 (three months ago) link

he has never, in a baseball sense, faced adversity before or been forced to make adjustments. this is the only level that can teach him anything

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:45 (three months ago) link

it's not like the jays are going anywhere this year (sorry)

I take great umbrage at you writing off the Jays so cavalierly.

No argument with anything above. He does need to lose a few pounds, though. You're not supposed to have the body of a 30-year-old Prince Fielder unless you're 30 and Prince Fielder.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 July 2019 18:11 (three months ago) link

He's not embarrassing himself out there, he's just not tearing it up. he's mediocre, though actually just a bit above replacement level. Karl otm w/r/t Mike Trout's first taste of MLB pitching.

omar little, Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:06 (three months ago) link

First grand slam tonight. (Jays set a record for most grand slams from rookies.)

clemenza, Sunday, 21 July 2019 02:01 (three months ago) link

Vladdy notches his 1st career grand slam. This tshirt was made for him by a friend.
Translator Tito LeBron tells me it says “the man with power.” pic.twitter.com/dltXme8zsp

— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) July 21, 2019

Andy K, Sunday, 21 July 2019 03:55 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Possible that he presses a bit at home:

Home - 5 HR, .256/.337/.430
Away - 10 HR, .308/.374/.522

Rogers is pretty neutral as a park.

clemenza, Friday, 23 August 2019 18:30 (two months ago) link

Last 30 games for Vlad Guerrero Jr.
.380/.446/.676, 13 BB, 17K, 7 HR, 1.122 OPS#BlueJays

— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) August 23, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 23 August 2019 18:33 (two months ago) link

I thought the dome was a hitters park?

Dude has been on fire since Bichette came up.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:04 (one month ago) link

Baseball Reference has:

Multi-year: Batting - 97, Pitching - 98
One-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 101

Seems pretty neutral...but I might not be interpreting that right.

clemenza, Saturday, 24 August 2019 03:09 (one month ago) link


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