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Who would you say are the top 10 players of this generation?

There are many interpretations of this generation, but i'll make one so everyone uses the same guidelines:

To be eligible, a player must:

-made their major league debut between 1981-1991

-are active or are not yet hall of fame eligible

top 5 position players and top 5 pitchers:

position players:

1. Barry Bonds

2. Ken Griffey

3. Ivan Rodriguez

4. Tony Gwynn

5. Mark McGwire

pitchers:

1. Roger Clemens

2. Greg Maddux

3. Tom Glavine

4. Randy Johnson

5. John Smoltz

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1. Pudges

2. Clemens

3. gwynn

4. maddux

5. big unit

 

roid users don't count

 

Look who you have at #1 hypocrite

I fixed the rest of them.

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1. Pudge

2. Clemens

3. gwyn/ripken

4. maddux

5. big unit

 

 

roid users don't count

 

 

hypocrite

 

n : a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold

 

there's more proof on Pudge than there is on Bonds

:lol

1. pudge doesn't have his personal trainer in jail

2. there were pics of bonds posing in ZMA (a steroid) outfits in BALCO labs

3. pudge doesn't have a book written on his use of steroids (see: Game of Shadows)

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1. Pudge

2. Clemens

3. gwynn

4. maddux

5. big unit

 

roid users don't count

 

 

hypocrite

 

n : a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not hold

 

there's more proof on Pudge than there is on Bonds

:lol

1. pudge doesn't have his personal trainer in jail

2. there were pics of bonds posing in ZMA (a steroid) outfits in BALCO labs

3. pudge doesn't have a book written on his use of steroids (see: Game of Shadows)

1. that's because the feds don't have a vendetta against Pudge

2. ZMA is a legal over the counter substance ( http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/zma.html )

3. obviously you haven't read Canseco's book...let's look at the two scenarios:

Book 1: A guy comes out and writes that he personally injected the guy

Book 2: some guys write that they heard from an unamed source that someone told them that they had heard given the guy steroids

Which one is more convincing? Double hearsay from unnamed sources, or an eyewitness account?

 

Not to mention that Pudge may have been on steroids from 92 on while there is no doubt Bonds was clean throughout the decade, and Bonds was still the best in the 90's

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Hitters:

 

1. Barry Bonds

2. Ken Griffey Jr

3. Cal Ripken

4. Tony Gwynn

5. Wade Boggs

 

Honorable Mention: Craig Biggio

 

Pitchers:

 

1. Roger Clemens

2. Greg Maddux

3. Randy Johnson

4. Tom Glavine

5. Curt Schilling

 

Honorable Mention: John Smoltz

 

I definitely would've put Pedro upthere, top 5, but he debuted in '92.

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Juan Gonzalez has to be on someones list

 

 

.302, 37 HR, 116 RBI was his average season in a 10 year span ('92-'01)

 

 

You're not gonna find very many more hitters during that time that were as feared as him.. one of, if not the most prominant run producers of his time.

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Juan Gonzalez has to be on someones list

 

 

.302, 37 HR, 116 RBI was his average season in a 10 year span ('92-'01)

 

 

You're not gonna find very many more hitters during that time that were as feared as him.. one of, if not the most prominant run producers of his time.

 

 

He was on roids BIG TIME!

 

I'm surprised Frank Thomas isn't on most of these lists. He's a hall of famer for sure.

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This is kind of hard to do.. theres people like Roberto Alomar, Kenny Lofton or Tony Gwynn.. guys who weren't sluggers, but great great players during their time... then guys like Edgar Martinez who never played defense. Or guys like Piazza who couldn't throw out a runner.. guys like Sammy Sosa, Albert Belle, Juan Gonzalez.. guys that go unheard of because of character issues but were complete MONSTERS during their heyday. Pitchers is pretty much easy.. Maddux, Unit, Clemens and Glavine

 

 

 

I'm just going to do sluggers:

 

 

1. Ken Griffey Jr.

2. Barry Bonds

3. Mark McGwire

4. Sammy Sosa

5. Frank Thomas

6. Jeff Bagwell

7. Albert Belle

8. Juan Gonzalez

9. Mike Piazza

10. Edgar Martinez

 

 

This would be easier to do by position.. so many ways to determine great players. I just went with the sluggers of our generation.

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no I didn't leave Griffey off on purpose. he's another firstballot HOF. Griffey's not one of the guys who looks like he's on roids.

But I still don't understand how Griffey isn't one or two on the list of top 10 players of this generation on your list.

1. Pudge

2. Clemens

3. griffey

4. gwynn

5. maddux

 

happy?

 

 

 

no I didn't leave Griffey off on purpose. he's another firstballot HOF. Griffey's not one of the guys who looks like he's on roids.

 

Then where the hell is he on your list?

I'll put him at #3. That may not be the best place for him, because some of my answers might be biased.

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