He's 19 Years Old, and in 10 Years He's Got a Chance to Be 29: The (Paired) ROY Poll

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Poo hole + ichiro followed closely by seaver and carew prob

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Sunday, 15 October 2023 04:46 (four months ago) link

If you have 100% faith in (b)WAR:

1. Tom Seaver & Rod Carew - 191.1
2. Frank Robinson & Luis Aparicio - 163.1
3. Albert Pujols & Ichiro Suzuki - 161.5
4. Andre Dawson & Eddie Murray - 133.4
5. Bryce Harper & Mike Trout - 131.4*
6. Scott Rolen & Nomar Garciaparra - 114.4
7. Dick Allen & Tony Oliva - 101.7
8. Mike Piazza & Tim Salmon - 101.1
9. Willie McCovey & Bob Allison - 98.6
10. Ronald Acuna Jr. & Shohei Ohtani - 60.5**

The most evenly matched pair is Dawson (64.8) and Murray (68.6).

* will increase a little
** will increase a lot

clemenza, Sunday, 15 October 2023 04:49 (four months ago) link

Harper and Trout will be #2 on the list in WAR, and even have a shot at being #1. Not to mention five MVP awards between them.

Seaver/Carew and Pujols/Ichiro are generation-defining players who transcended the game, I'm not sure you can say that about any other pairings.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 15 October 2023 12:45 (four months ago) link

I drew up the WAR list assuming Pujols/Ichiro would be #1, not accounting for Pujols' decline and Ichiro's late start. So I'm voting Seaver/Carew, not because of WAR but for the very scientific reason that they're two of my favourite players from my favourite decade.

Harper/Trout probably will end up second--I'd say there's a slight chance of them falling short because of Trout's uncertainty--and the five MVPS is a strong argument in their favour.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 October 2023 13:28 (four months ago) link

good thread title

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 October 2023 19:05 (four months ago) link

Probably should have saved it for the worst duo...Does anyone besides us (and an ILB poster not here) recognize the quote? Pretty famous, I think.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 October 2023 19:40 (four months ago) link

It's a (paraphrased) Yogi Berra quote, I think?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 15 October 2023 20:50 (four months ago) link

I think it was a broadcaster everyone loved to dunk on?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 15 October 2023 20:53 (four months ago) link

Casey Stengel talking about Greg Goosen (who's in Ball Four).

clemenza, Sunday, 15 October 2023 21:06 (four months ago) link


(Not the quote, but great anyway.)

clemenza, Sunday, 15 October 2023 21:09 (four months ago) link

Had to look into it, and the pitcher replacing Gentry--"He's a young man...the idea is, with three men on base, can you throw a strike?"--was, of course, Nolan Ryan.

clemenza, Sunday, 15 October 2023 21:22 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 24 October 2023 00:01 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 25 October 2023 00:01 (four months ago) link

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