An oddity, looking at his career box: his seasonal high in total bases is 339, which I'm willing to bet would be the lowest mark if you looked at the 50 greatest hitters ever as measured by OPS+ or whatever you want. This is in no way a knock--it can easily be explained by all the walks he takes and the time he's lost to injuries. Just a quirk of the numbers.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:07 (seven months ago) link
(Oh--and if you eliminate people like Dave Orr, because I've never heard of him.)
― clemenza, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:08 (seven months ago) link
Didn't have to look far for another walking-machine with fewer: Votto.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:10 (seven months ago) link
is it too late to make a bet with you, though? ;)
― Karl Malone, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:10 (seven months ago) link
keep in mind i only bet with space bux
― Karl Malone, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:11 (seven months ago) link
I have already plowed through over $40 billion in my off-the-cuff I'd-be-willing-to-bet posts.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:17 (seven months ago) link
Apart first half of Bonds’ career, Trout is the only one who is a legit great a defensive player in that list. Makes u think.
― Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:01 (seven months ago) link
Forgot Hornsby yikes!
― Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:03 (seven months ago) link
i suspect ruth's pitching was more valuable than hornsby's defense
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 01:14 (seven months ago) link
Hitting and pitching didn’t happen much at the same time that being said (iirc)
― Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 02:26 (seven months ago) link
Within 0.1 of Bellinger on Baseball Reference's WAR leader board. I know the season doesn't really start for some until he takes over the #1 spot, so Opening Day is imminent.
― clemenza, Sunday, 28 July 2019 14:28 (six months ago) link
1173 G, 1301 H, 278 HR, 198 SB, .306/.419/.582, 176 OPS+, 71.7 bWAR, 72.9 fWAR
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:15 (six months ago) link
Penciled him in for 12 more HR this year and tried the Favourite Toy calculator: 14% chance at 763 HR. Which is probably a little light, seeing as his HR rate may continue to climb for another two or three seasons.
― clemenza, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:47 (six months ago) link
Mike Trout is now tied with Derek Jeter in career WAR via both FanGraphs and Baseball Reference. pic.twitter.com/OC6vat7vQY— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 18, 2019
― mookieproof, Sunday, 18 August 2019 22:52 (six months ago) link
youngest to 200 HR/SB
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 1 September 2019 13:41 (five months ago) link
Mike Trout just hit a baseball so far that Fox Sports West had the home run graphic up before the ball even landed. pic.twitter.com/dgSw1xALT6— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 4, 2019
― mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 02:24 (five months ago) link
.@MikeTrout, BIG FLY. 😱 pic.twitter.com/aWex1Ximr5— MLB (@MLB) September 5, 2019
― mookieproof, Thursday, 5 September 2019 20:24 (five months ago) link
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 September 2019 16:30 (five months ago) link
semi-doppelganger MIKE FISH, discussed on EW podcast yesterday
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 12:55 (three months ago) link
me: i want mike troutmom: we have mike trout at homeat home:
― I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Friday, 15 November 2019 02:36 (three months ago) link
Trevor Bauer tells me Mike Trout has an exemption from the league for therapeutic HGH for thyroid issue, and that players know this and generally don't care-- says there's a whole complicated process to qualify for such an exemption from MLB.— Daniel Roberts (@readDanwrite) January 17, 2020
fwiw he tweeted yesterday that he hadn't heard anything about trout specifically https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EOgrTA4XsAIZkZd.jpg
― ℺☽⋠⏎ (✖), Friday, 17 January 2020 20:54 (one month ago) link
it'll be annoying if this ends up being a thing that follows trout everywhere
i know he had a thyroid issue before his rookie year that needed treatment, so if his exemption goes that far back i imagine it's legit and not "MLB protecting its best player"
― ℺☽⋠⏎ (✖), Friday, 17 January 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link
this really brings out the whole pro sports dumpster igniters
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 January 2020 21:06 (one month ago) link
Yikes. This is a chicken/egg slippery slope as PED abuse is aligned with thyroid issues, see Jason Giambi circa 2004.
Also reminscent of theories of Lance Armstrong's early career testicular cancer being a byproduct of his first doping programs and his numerous subsequent TUEs allowed as he was a survivor.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 17 January 2020 21:10 (one month ago) link
stop it, world
― Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 17 January 2020 22:12 (one month ago) link
can’t think of a reason someone would need growth hormone for a thyroid issue...??
― k3vin k., Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:24 (one month ago) link
will carroll tweeted that thyroid issues aren't even covered by TUEs
bauer's friend tweeted this and then deleted both tweets:
Update: Bauer now, through his P.R. people, tells us that he said or meant to say that "IF" Trout has this exemption, he has a league-approved medical exemption. Bauer clarifies that he doesn't know whether Trout has one or not.
MLB and the MLBPA jointly released the following statement saying no player has ever received an exception for HGH under the current program.Basically, statements about Mike Trout using HGH and having an exemption for it are false. pic.twitter.com/EaND5zfC1n— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) January 17, 2020
― ℺☽⋠⏎ (✖), Saturday, 18 January 2020 01:24 (one month ago) link
Lol I think he was maybe just repeating something that Scott Brosius’ kid tweeted yesterday.
― omar little, Saturday, 18 January 2020 01:33 (one month ago) link
dang, didn't baseball twitter just get sonned by someone claiming to be beltran's niece, like yesterday?
― But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 18 January 2020 01:46 (one month ago) link
yo is it true baseball twitter got sonned by a alleged burner account after a mlb beef??????
― Andy K, Saturday, 18 January 2020 02:47 (one month ago) link
beltran's niece actually turned out to be the burner of annoying twitter person IncarceratedBob
do keep up everyone, this is all very important
― ℺☽⋠⏎ (✖), Saturday, 18 January 2020 03:48 (one month ago) link
One of the cooler things Mike Trout does every year: instead of having his Millville HS number retired, he comes back and gives it to the new captains every year. https://t.co/iNbhQOqIMA— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) February 6, 2020
― mookieproof, Thursday, 6 February 2020 20:59 (one week ago) link