Baseball build your best team

Trueblue25

Cali Award Magistrate
Joined
Apr 16, 2013
Messages
22,087
Like
32,568
Lf Bonds
Cf Edmonds
RF Walker
3B Beltre
SS Jeter
2B Kent
1B Cabrera
S Pedro
Cl Sandman
C Posada
DH Papi

Even $33

Not as tough using a 5’er on Bonds over Trout as I’d thought.

I’d have Halladay over Kershaw. Just my opinion.
 

sutomcat

Former Iggy Winner. I used to be somebody special
Staff member
Joined
Aug 15, 2011
Messages
12,440
Like
44,955
LF Bonds 5
CF Griffey Jr 4
RF Sheffield 1
3B Arenado 1
SS Larkin 2
2B Cano 2
1B Cabrera 4
C Posada 1
SP Johnson 4
RP Rivera 5
DH Martinez 3
 
Last edited:

br801

Living Legend
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
15,204
Like
28,342
LF Ramirez
CF Trout
RF Guererro
3B Rolen
SS Jeter
2B Cano
1B Thome
C Mauer
SP Martinez
CL Rivera
DH Thomas
 

Trueblue25

Cali Award Magistrate
Joined
Apr 16, 2013
Messages
22,087
Like
32,568
LF Ramirez
CF Trout
RF Guererro
3B Rolen
SS Jeter
2B Cano
1B Thome
C Mauer
SP Martinez
CL Rivera
DH Thomas
Manny did make me think twice about Bonds, but Bonds is a world champion as well
 

br801

Living Legend
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
15,204
Like
28,342
Manny did make me think twice about Bonds, but Bonds is a world champion as well
It's a fun exercise. Lots of ways to go. I spent a lot in the outfield and thought there was good value to be had in the infield.
 

Trueblue25

Cali Award Magistrate
Joined
Apr 16, 2013
Messages
22,087
Like
32,568
It's a fun exercise. Lots of ways to go. I spent a lot in the outfield and thought there was good value to be had in the infield.
Agreed. Defense and OB% definitely outweighs power in the infield imo. Wanted charisma all over the infield, hesitated in picking Beltre over Rolen and Kent over, well any of them.
 

upperdeck

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
12,964
Like
8,492
we getting Bonds Pre 2000 where he was really just slightly above good only 1 yr or bonds after 35 where he went nuts?

dh molitor
1b Bagwell
2b cano
ss Jeter
3b Boggs
LF Manny
CF Griffey
Rf Betts
C Mauer
P Pedro
RP Hoffman

And i got millions left over for that mid season deal to win the pennant
 

Shrmdougluvr

Drinkin Henny and I'm tryna forget
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
2,993
Like
4,166
LF Bonds
CF Jones
RF Walker
3B Rolen
SS Rodriguez
2B Cano
1B Pujols
C Posey
SP Martinez
CL Jansen
DH Thomas

I'd bat them: Bonds, Pujols, Thomas, ARod, Walker, A. Jones, Cano, Posey, Rolen
 

Shawn91111

Starter
Joined
Mar 25, 2013
Messages
1,260
Like
1,213
Lineup:
RF - Ichiro L
CF - Trout R
LF - Bonds L
1B - Pujols R
DH - Martinez R
2B - Cano L
3B - Rolen R
C - Mauer L
SS - Jeter R

SP - Kershaw
CL - Kimbrel
 

NineOneSeven

2018-19 Iggy Hoops Leader Scorer
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
20,374
Like
28,936
From these options of the last 30 years.
RF Betts 3
CF Jones 2
LF Bonds 5
2B Utley 3
SS Arod 5
3B Arenado 2
1B Thome 2
SP Kershaw 1
Closer Mo 5
C Mauer 2
DH Edgar 3
 

NineOneSeven

2018-19 Iggy Hoops Leader Scorer
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Messages
20,374
Like
28,936
LF Bonds 5
CF Griffey Jr 4
RF Sheffield 1
3B Arenado 1
SS Larkin 2
2B Cano 2
1B Cabrera 4
C Posada 1
SP Maddux 5
RP Rivera 5
DH Martinez 3
Arenado is 2
 

lummgr

All Conference
Joined
Mar 13, 2013
Messages
2,557
Like
4,214
From these options of the last 30 years.
Lf berkman
Cf Griffey jr
Rf Sheffield
2b biggio
Ss Ripken
3b rolen
1b thome
C piazza
Dh martinez
Sp Unit
Cp Hoffman
 

UnknownOrange

All Conference
Joined
Apr 15, 2014
Messages
3,691
Like
8,590
we getting Bonds Pre 2000 where he was really just slightly above good only 1 yr or bonds after 35 where he went nuts?

dh molitor
1b Bagwell
2b cano
ss Jeter
3b Boggs
LF Manny
CF Griffey
Rf Betts
C Mauer
P Pedro
RP Hoffman

And i got millions left over for that mid season deal to win the pennant

Bonds 1986-1999

3x MVP
8x All-Star
7x GG
7x SS

His 103.7 WAR would put him 28th all time in the history of baseball lol. That's what makes '00-'07 even more insane
 

upperdeck

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
12,964
Like
8,492
I get the stats,, but also old enough that this was my prime baseball time.. All star yes, super all time talent no way..

his home run stats exploded from 99 on when the steriods kicked in.

at no time did anyone i knew in the 90s say man that Bonds is just unbelievable.. I see Trout/Betts now and Bonds isn't even close to that level on D.

I am not a WAR guy, I dont think its stats make any sense in how they compute it and put value on players in t he face of in game value
 

OrangeDW

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
22,261
Like
49,266
From these options of the last 30 years.
Bonds - 5
Edmonds- 1
Sheffield - 1
Boggs - 3
Larkin - 2
Alomar - 5
Thome- 2
Piazza - 4
Thomas - 4
Johnson - 4
Jansen - 2

Rock solid defensively up the middle at 2B, SS, CF with Alomar, Larkin, and Edmonds. The best overall player in Bonds. Pure sticks in Thomas, Piazza, Sheffield, Boggs, Thome. And an overpowering pitcher and closer in Johnson and Jansen.

IMO, Larkin >>> Jeter and Ripken. And even though on spent $4 on the Unit, there’s a ton of value at pitcher. Pedro for 2??? Kershaw for 1?? They might both be better than Maddox, who is 5.
 

Shawn91111

Starter
Joined
Mar 25, 2013
Messages
1,260
Like
1,213
I get the stats,, but also old enough that this was my prime baseball time.. All star yes, super all time talent no way..

his home run stats exploded from 99 on when the steriods kicked in.

at no time did anyone i knew in the 90s say man that Bonds is just unbelievable.. I see Trout/Betts now and Bonds isn't even close to that level on D.

I am not a WAR guy, I dont think its stats make any sense in how they compute it and put value on players in t he face of in game value

 

OrangeDW

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 8, 2012
Messages
22,261
Like
49,266
Manny did make me think twice about Bonds, but Bonds is a world champion as well
He’s not. They lost in 7 games to the Angels, the only time his team made the World Series.

I don’t hold that against players in baseball at all though. You can only do so much in 4 at bats a game. It’s not like football or b-ball where your team can put the game on you to a much greater extent.
 

KaiserUEO

2018 Cali: Rec TDs/18-19 Iggy: Leading Rebounder
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
14,492
Like
17,439
I refuse to do that till mookie flucking betts is removed as an option.

He does not belong with those Legends.

I’d rather pick Dickie Betts.
 

UnknownOrange

All Conference
Joined
Apr 15, 2014
Messages
3,691
Like
8,590
I get the stats,, but also old enough that this was my prime baseball time.. All star yes, super all time talent no way..

his home run stats exploded from 99 on when the steriods kicked in.

at no time did anyone i knew in the 90s say man that Bonds is just unbelievable.. I see Trout/Betts now and Bonds isn't even close to that level on D.

I am not a WAR guy, I dont think its stats make any sense in how they compute it and put value on players in t he face of in game value
Your age means nothing here. I never saw Ted Williams play but I’m confident he’s one of the best hitters baseball has ever seen.

You saying Bonds only had 1 “slightly above good” year from 86-99 is hilarious. “I get the stats but I’m just going to ignore them because i didn’t think he was very good”

He was a 400hr/400stolen bases guy from 86-99 ... the only member in the entire history of baseball. He’s also the only member of the 500/500 club. Or do those stats mean nothing too
 

Shawn91111

Starter
Joined
Mar 25, 2013
Messages
1,260
Like
1,213
Your age means nothing here. I never saw Ted Williams play but I’m confident he’s one of the best hitters baseball has ever seen.

You saying Bonds only had 1 “slightly above good” year from 86-99 is hilarious. “I get the stats but I’m just going to ignore them because i didn’t think he was very good”

He was a 400hr/400stolen bases guy from 86-99 ... the only member in the entire history of baseball. He’s also the only member of the 500/500 club. Or do those stats mean nothing too
On top of that he was a damn good LF'er especially in Pittsburgh, not the best arm but was great out there.
 

chugg21

Gritty, High IQ, Scrappy, Gym Rat, Lunch Pail Guy
Joined
Apr 3, 2013
Messages
2,921
Like
3,579
Is this corked bat Fat Albert? If so he's the biggest steal on the list.
 

upperdeck

Living Legend
Joined
Aug 26, 2011
Messages
12,964
Like
8,492
so in the prime of his career, of almost every career in baseball up to 2000 when he was 35, he hit more than 40 home runs 2 times.. he hit over .310 one time... from that point on he hit 300 HRs..

Willie Mays up to 35 hit over 40, 5 times on that same span and missed 2 yrs after is ROY to go into the service and then came back and hit 41. In the freakin Polo grounds.. after he was 35 he hit about 125 HRs. he hit .310 or close to it 10 times on that same span. Played 10 less games a yr back then so lost almost 3 seasons in his prime between Service and length of season..

Bonds was a nice player, a top 10 LF in that era. he was not an elite fielder. He was better than his dad fir sure. he stole 50 one yr when the leader had 77.. nice

he stole bases in an era when it was the thing to do and pretty solid at it for a few yrs.. top 10 a couple times.

willie mays stole 40 one yr when the next guy stole 22, he was first 3 times and top 5 six yrs in a row, then quit stealing them ,

If bonds finishes his career like most people back then and doesnt go crazy he ends up 450-500 Hrs and is border line HFr.

you put a different name on him and he doesnt win 3 MVPs by the age of 30 with the stats he was throwing up. He was dominant after 35 not before and you are hard pressed to find 3-5 other guys in almost 150 yrs of baseball who can say that.

again you have to be over 45-50 to have watched much of him before he went steroid crazy and baseball was not on nearly as much, just the primetime games back then.

400/400 is nice but its taken out of context.
 

Online statistics

Members online
245
Guests online
468
Total visitors
713
Top Bottom