vladimir guerrero.

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vladimir guerrero. that is all.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 14:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

RIP

s1ocki, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

^ ban

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Teams

* Montreal Expos (1996-2003)

:(

s1ocki, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 15:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 16:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Best player in the game.

J0hn D., Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

vladimir guerrero. end communication.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

tracer otm

jergïns, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 17:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

vladimir

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

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

vladimir guerrero

Mr. Que, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

he's no dave parker

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 18:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

guerrero

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

vlad

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

HOF, first ballot

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

not quite yet, i don't think

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

v

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

for vladetta

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

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

omar little, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 19:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

bnw, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

G00blar, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 23:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

one of my favorite players ever

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

vlad, that is

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

that gif is inhuman

johnny crunch, Sunday, 15 September 2013 04:02 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five years ago) Permalink

jk i'd vote for lofton too

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

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 (seven months ago) Permalink

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

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 9 May 2018 23:46 (seven months ago) Permalink

#isthatgood

k3vin k., Friday, 20 July 2018 01:05 (four months ago) Permalink

If you're in Toronto, TSN is debuting Namesake today at 5:00, about the two Guerreros. I'm heading down to Buffalo on Thursday to see Jr.

clemenza, Sunday, 29 July 2018 12:28 (four months ago) Permalink

I gave serious thought about doing that. But fuck trump. I’m not going to that country.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 04:26 (four months ago) Permalink

Don't punish yourself. When you look back one day and say "I saw him play in Triple-A," the other guy will be long gone.

clemenza, Monday, 30 July 2018 15:45 (four months ago) Permalink

i'll live.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:33 (four months ago) Permalink

you presumably live in Doug Ford's Ontario

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Monday, 30 July 2018 20:16 (four months ago) Permalink

i really meant to do that while he was still in AA with new hampshire (closer to me than buffalo i think), ah well!

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 30 July 2018 20:16 (four months ago) Permalink

ya. i'm more boycotting the US while they have tariffs in place designed to fuck over Canadians – including my father's business (he's worked in the food industry most his life). it's not about trump specifically – but the whole corrupt/complicit apparatus that is allowing him to run roughshod over trade agreements. i'l keep my dollars here at home in doug ford's stupid fucking Ontario.

and don't even get me started about how angry i am about his latest stunt.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 20:42 (four months ago) Permalink

I was going to say, Thermo, Buffalo will probably have a couple of seats on our next council, so you can look at it that way.

clemenza, Monday, 30 July 2018 20:49 (four months ago) Permalink

also one of my best baseball friends is "the wrong shade" to be entering the US without us having to worry about the shitheels attitude at the boarder.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 30 July 2018 22:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Maybe you could justify it by considering it a subsidy toward Vlad Jr's future career (which includes keeping him in T.O. for as many years as possible).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 07:48 (four months ago) Permalink

dude - i am going to put a brew master's kid through college once this kid hits the show.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 12:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Just missed an autograph; he opted for the young women standing beside me instead of the Unabomber-looking old guy. (Plus, she had an expensive jersey, I had a card.)

He went 1-3 with a double, a walk, and a baserunning error (understandable--the opposing shortstop had just made a fantastic play). I hope he can stay interested for the rest of the year; he looked a little bored fielding his position, or maybe he was just daydreaming about millions. (Will they bring him up as a September call-up or just start fresh next year?)

http://phildellio.tripod.com/vlad.jpg

clemenza, Friday, 3 August 2018 13:02 (four months ago) Permalink

💪 Vlad Jr. 💪@MLB's No. 1 overall prospect is 3-for-3 with a 2-run homer tonight, his 1st since joining the @BuffaloBisons. The #BlueJays phenom is hitting .476 in 8 games since being promoted on July 31. Here's how @BlueJays prospects are faring: https://t.co/n4rt0Iwb1H pic.twitter.com/x5Fi6eWYax

— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) August 9, 2018

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 9 August 2018 02:25 (four months ago) Permalink

remembering what happened with Travis Snider and Rios, I'm trying not to let my expectations get too crazy with this kid.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 9 August 2018 15:41 (four months ago) Permalink

neither of those guys ever hit like this, let alone as a teenager (and rios had a pretty solid big league career!)

i am expecting miguel cabrera-type things tbh

my only concern is that he seems like a rather burly young man, which could end up limiting him to first base and/or be an injury factor

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 August 2018 17:34 (four months ago) Permalink

i mean okay, it's absurd to compare a 19yo to a triple-crown winner, but he's not gonna be brandon wood either

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Agree--Vlad's not just promising, he's been dominating two or three different levels this year. I have no historical memory here, so I think I'll send a question out to everyone's favourite aging lunatic sabermetrician, see if he can recall any precedents.

clemenza, Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:51 (four months ago) Permalink

dominating two or three different levels this year

Almost the whole year in double A and 22 ABs in AAA so far.

timellison, Friday, 10 August 2018 01:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh I'm sorry clem you were probably talking about two or three different aspects of the game. My bad!

timellison, Friday, 10 August 2018 01:06 (four months ago) Permalink

Actually I did mean that he'd played at four different levels this season, but you're right, 90% of his AB were in double-A.

clemenza, Friday, 10 August 2018 01:13 (four months ago) Permalink

Unrelated to baseball:
ASK TIM ELLISON

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 10 August 2018 01:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Albert, I don't think I ever knew why Night Soil Man broke up. I really only knew Mark and mostly knew him after NSM. I did see NSM at least once, though!

timellison, Friday, 10 August 2018 03:08 (four months ago) Permalink

And Pulltoys! Opening for fIREHOSE.

timellison, Friday, 10 August 2018 03:16 (four months ago) Permalink

(That band name came from a Minutemen song. At least I always assumed that...)

timellison, Friday, 10 August 2018 03:17 (four months ago) Permalink

2-4 with another HR tonight.

clemenza, Friday, 10 August 2018 03:44 (four months ago) Permalink

i am expecting miguel cabrera-type things tbh

feel like this is the 'chief keef is a musician on a par with mozart' post that i've been building up to all these years

mookieproof, Friday, 10 August 2018 05:21 (four months ago) Permalink

The two Vlads and a boxer.

http://www.instagram.com/p/BmTlNvjh7Qo/?taken-by=vladdyjr27

clemenza, Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:49 (four months ago) Permalink

(And a third HR tonight.)

clemenza, Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:50 (four months ago) Permalink

also

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC6NjSL3TNM

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 August 2018 01:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Another HR--fourth game in a row, one short of a team record. Suddenly I know about Buffalo Bison team records.

clemenza, Saturday, 11 August 2018 23:24 (four months ago) Permalink

Something you might hear a lot about in the next couple of weeks: no one's hit .400 for a full professional season since 1961.

http://www.mlb.com/bluejays/news/vladimir-guerrero-jr-makes-run-at-400-season/c-290192234

Guerrero's sitting at .397 right now. The Bisons' season ends Sept. 3, after which he presumably returns to New Hampshire for the playoffs (their season also ends Sept. 3). The Jays, probably not.

Bit sobering, though: Aaron Pointer? (Great story--brother of the Pointer Sisters!) Here's his major-league page:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/pointaa01.shtml

Gary Redus, also mentioned in the piece, had a decent career, but I think we're hoping for a little more from Vlad.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Have to put the 's' on for MLB links:

https://www.mlb.com/bluejays/news/vladimir-guerrero-jr-makes-run-at-400-season/c-290192234

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 13:22 (three months ago) Permalink

love gary redus, and his '78 season was magnificent (look at all the walks and stolen bases!), but he was a 21-year-old playing in an extremely friendly offensive environment against the lowest class of minor leaguers

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

steamer projects vlad jr as a top-20 hitter right now, before he's even been called up.
https://i.imgur.com/D6aNjc7.png?1
https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/will-vlad-jr-hit-400/

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

man that’s crazy

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 August 2018 16:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Gonna be a real bummer when he hits .265 with a low .800s OPS next season.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:47 (three months ago) Permalink

I have faith Vlad Jr will be great, I was there when he hit that home run at the big Owe, but baseball is baseball and I've learned to tamper my expectations.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 17:52 (three months ago) Permalink

i notice Eloy Jimenez on that list as well.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 21:08 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

vlad jr. so far in the arizona fall league:

8-for-11 (.727), 4 2B, 5 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

it's an offensive league and these are not top-flight pitchers, but jeez

mookieproof, Friday, 12 October 2018 21:00 (two months ago) Permalink

i should go watch him play

Machine Gunk Jelly (Spottie), Friday, 12 October 2018 21:05 (two months ago) Permalink

No home runs?!?!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 13 October 2018 03:16 (two months ago) Permalink

i know! trade him for sonny gray

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 October 2018 03:20 (two months ago) Permalink

now hitting .467 and has fanned once in 49 AB

he is so good

mookieproof, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:33 (one month ago) Permalink

sounds to me like he needs to wait until about 3 and a half weeks into the 2019 regular season before he's ready for the big leagues

Karl Malone, Friday, 26 October 2018 21:35 (one month ago) Permalink

steamer projections for 2019 are out: https://www.fangraphs.com/projections.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&type=steamer600&team=0&lg=all&players=0&sort=27,d

vlad jr. is projected for 5.1 fWAR. 6th in MLB, sandwiched between Kris Bryant and Jose Ramirez.

O_O

then again, it also projects him for positive defensive value - isn't defense supposed to be vlad's weakness, if anything? still, i have to wonder if there's ever been a higher steamer projection for a player who has yet to make their debut.

Karl Malone, Saturday, 3 November 2018 21:46 (one month ago) Permalink

projected to lead the league in batting average

Karl Malone, Saturday, 3 November 2018 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

canonlygetsohard.jpg

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 5 November 2018 21:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Are we in for twenty years of Thermo talking about his junk while Vlad Jr. leads the Jays to seven WS titles?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 04:47 (one month ago) Permalink

I am ready

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 05:17 (one month ago) Permalink


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