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As Pink Floyd once said... Is ther anybody out there?

Post by LucasRiley on Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:48 am

I've been absent for awhile, but I'm throwing out what I consider to be a worthwhile topic for debate: Our 3K hitters. Namely, Mr. Albert Pujols.

As of the end of games tonight (6/28/17), Albert is 106 hits away from the magic 3000 mark. Adrian Beltre is only 31 away. Ichiro Suzuki is obviously already in the club, but only 10 hits away from climbing to the #22 slot all-time.

I doubt that anyone disagrees whether all three of these men belong in the HOF. Of course they do. My question is: Where on the all-time spectrum does Pujols belong? Sure, everyone recognizes his greatness. That said, do they recognize him as being as great as he truly is? We're talking about a guy who, when he reaches the 3K ranks (probably early next season), will be only the second member ever of the 3000-600-600 Club (i.e., 3,000 hits, 600 home runs, 600 doubles). Who's the only other member? Hank Aaron. No one else in the 140-year history of baseball qualifies.

You're in rare air when the only other guy who has done what you've done is Hank Aaron. Plus, the son of a bitch has NEVER struck out 100 times in a season (although he may well do so this year). Think about it: Chris Davis has already struck out 300 more times than Albert, despite having played seven fewer seasons. That's ridiculous.

My contention is that, upon entrance into the 3K club, Albert will officially deserve consideration as one of the top 15 players of all time. Absolute greatest player of the 2000-oughts (i.e., 2000-2009), and unquestionably greatest player since the first number of the calendar turned from 1 to 2.

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Post by sabrjay on Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:39 pm

no arguments from me, but you will get arguments from the crowd that will claim his numbers are boosted by steroids.

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