the growth of the 3000 Club in the last 40 years is just bananas
― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 31 July 2017 07:43 (two years ago) link
The "Best of Adrian" clip at the bottom is great.
NoTime: Pujols and Cabrera will get to 3,000 with only one 200-hit season each.
― clemenza, Monday, 31 July 2017 16:30 (two years ago) link
(Altuve, on the other hand, riding the Gwynn-Boggs-Ichiro Express.)
― clemenza, Monday, 31 July 2017 16:37 (two years ago) link
future HOFer jose altuve is an obvious pick but don't rule out Less Sexy Starlin
― qualx, Monday, 31 July 2017 21:49 (two years ago) link
Bill James predictor tool has Cano with 59% chance of making it to 3000.
― Van Horn Street, Monday, 31 July 2017 22:12 (two years ago) link
I think Cano will make it. There are a lot of middle infielders like Castro who look like decent bets mid-career--they start young and pile up a lot of hits by the time they're 30--but they're just not good enough to play regularly into their late 30s. My guess is Castro's one of those guys, Elvis Andrus too. Altuve's obviously qualitatively different.
― clemenza, Monday, 31 July 2017 23:45 (two years ago) link
castro has no chance, he's not good enough to play for as long as he'd have to
― k3vin k., Monday, 31 July 2017 23:48 (two years ago) link
Robbie Alomar looked to be a guy to maybe go way over 3000 hits as he had been so dependable and then he was not anymore.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 03:39 (two years ago) link
I got to give Castro a bit of props for coming out of the garbage bin to even be good again, he looked maybe washed up a couple years ago.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 03:41 (two years ago) link
― earlnash, Monday, July 31, 2017 11:39 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Alomar's fall was rather sharp: 193 hits at age 33, then 157, then 133, then 45.
― Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 04:04 (two years ago) link
Cano's contract basically guarantees that he'll get enough PT to Biggio his way to 3000 hits.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 04:56 (two years ago) link
538 had a 3,000-hit roundup the other day:
Trout, Machado, and Harper all 200-300 hits ahead of the average 3,000-hit guy.
Alomar's drop-off still mystifies me. I had a theory at the time that I've since discarded. Coming off his near-MVP season in 2001, he was just shy of 2,400 hits and not yet 34. I thought at the time he was headed for the Top 10, maybe even 3,500 hits.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 12:37 (two years ago) link
1. to hang around unproductively for the sake of specious awards and milestones
“Martin Scorsese finally biggioed his first Academy Award for The Departed.”
― clemenza, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 13:06 (two years ago) link
Finally you and Morbs can agree on something. Glad I could help (the assist goes to Biggio for inspiring this feel good moment by, uh, biggioing the last three years of his career).
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 1 August 2017 14:57 (two years ago) link
In keeping with the general feeling that umpires are a touch sensitive these days.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:56 (two years ago) link
joe west is a confrontational dick, but that is lame
i mean in the seven weeks since that happened, MLB had him ump home plate in the all-star game
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 01:02 (two years ago) link
yeah, that seems silly. didn't west say they were on good terms, and beltre said he thought it was a joke?
― Karl Malone, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 01:03 (two years ago) link
nah fuck joe west
― ein Sexmonster (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 01:29 (two years ago) link
In best promotion ever, #Rangers giving away miniature on-deck circles to honor Adrian Beltre: https://t.co/9pzL8ZfRI9— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) August 11, 2017
― mookieproof, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:01 (two years ago) link
― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:06 (two years ago) link
― k3vin k., Friday, 11 August 2017 15:26 (two years ago) link
out at least four weeks ;_;
― mookieproof, Friday, 1 September 2017 20:54 (one year ago) link
Awful! He's having a partial season that ranks with all his other second-greatest seasons.
― clemenza, Friday, 1 September 2017 21:04 (one year ago) link
Adrian Beltre got to meet Beltre the Giraffe at the @FortWorthZoo today. https://t.co/Isr4ahfM88 pic.twitter.com/Bk3lwq3VaQ— Cut4 (@Cut4) March 30, 2018
― mookieproof, Saturday, 31 March 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link
Adrian Beltre Becomes the Latin American Hit King https://t.co/I4ZNwtnCUe— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) April 5, 2018
― mookieproof, Thursday, 5 April 2018 21:10 (one year ago) link
That is just amazing. This guy has blossomed into an All-Timer.
― earlnash, Thursday, 5 April 2018 23:00 (one year ago) link
― obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 15 June 2018 05:48 (one year ago) link
I never get tired of these two guys:
(Extra credit to Beltre--as the announcers point out, he knows when not to joke around.)
― clemenza, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 19:35 (one year ago) link
I hope Ade comes back for a final season. He’s been injured and his statline is a touch below recent years but still, he has been playing out of his mind the past couple weeks and his bWAR is a very nice 2.3 (in approx 2/3 of a season.)
― omar little, Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:20 (eleven months ago) link
Hope so too. Otherwise (and it makes no actual difference in his stature), the two partial seasons will end up costing him 500 HR and 100 WAR.
― clemenza, Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:26 (eleven months ago) link
In honor of Adrián Beltré retiring here’s a thread of all of his best, goofiest and most wonderful moments.The dude was such a vehicle of baseball joy and we’ll all miss his antics.— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) November 20, 2018
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:32 (nine months ago) link
not complete without: http://i.imgur.com/vv7x8lf.jpg
― Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:43 (nine months ago) link
― mookieproof, Friday, 30 November 2018 21:29 (eight months ago) link
@GrantBrisbee Hello Grant, long time reader here. I just wanted to share this very important video with you where Adrian Beltre was shopping at JC Penny with his family and randomly appeared in a commercial where the person had no idea who he was. https://t.co/nkmxaMNHig— Mark Sandritter (@MarkSandritter) January 24, 2019
― mookieproof, Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:39 (seven months ago) link
Damn, he didn't even get a chryon
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:45 (seven months ago) link