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    All 80's Team (please cast your vote)

    This will be a large series where each decade I and others will create a roster of the best players of that decade

    This is a discussion thread for each decade. I will create a roster and I invite everyone else to do the same. We can discuss and come down with a final team. Then we will have a tournament series of these best decade teams against each other and vote.


    Here are the rules:

    8 position players (no DH's since teams prior to the 70's didn't have them)
    1 bench player can play any position
    5 starters
    1 reliever/closer

    For a player to be selected to a position, he must have spent the majority of his games at that position over the decade (i.e. Robin Yount is a shortstop for the 80's, 5650 innings at shortstop, 5395 CF). The years will go from 2000-2009 for example, 1990-1999, 1980-1989. So make sure if you are looking up numbers that you look at the right series of years.

    So without further explanation. I'll make my roster, I invite everyone to do the same. Depending on the discussion, we'll decide what the final roster for each decade needs to be, and then we will move the thread into the MLB Comps section.

    In order to cast your vote, please lay out a lineup or list.

    00's team
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    90's Team
    http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/sho...-official-team)

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    this time, please edit the OP with the official team

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    My 80's team

    C - Gary Carter. Pretty easy selection.

    Parish and Fisk aren't bad choices for second and third

    1B - Eddie Murray. Fairly easy as well

    Keith Hernandez, Don Mattingly, Hrbek and Clark are all well behind him.

    2B - Lou Whitaker.

    Ryne Sandberg isn't far behind, but he is behind him. Willie Randolph is third

    3B - Wade Boggs

    Brett and Schmidt are both obviously there as well. I just love what Boggs did, and with 50 points in OBP over Schmidt and Brett. (.352/.443/.480 for the decade. Insane)

    SS - Robin Yount

    Easily the most difficult position to decide.

    Really unfortunate that Trammell, Ripken, and Ozzie don't get the nod here.

    LF - Rickey Henderson

    Tim Raines is the only second place choice, nobody is worth mentioning for third.

    CF - Dale Murphy

    Might be the weakest starter of any position yet.

    RF - Andre Dawsom
    With Dwight Evans and Tony Gwynn second and third

    Bench - Mike Schmidt

    Because he clearly belongs, just unfortunate he is behind the second best player of the decade in Boggs.

    Henderson is the best offensive player of the decade.

    I wanted to vote Ozzie. And shortstop is quite a debate. Ozzie, Trammell, and Ripken are all close.


    Rotation
    1. Steib
    2. Blyleven
    3. Clemens
    4. Valenzuela
    5. Ryan

    Reliever
    Dan Quiesenberry
    (wanted to give it to my cousin the Terminator, but it's not justified, too few innings).


    Man. I wanted Ozzie and Henke to get a vote. But it's just not necessarily deserved.
    Last edited by Jeffy25; 02-02-2013 at 02:54 AM.

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    C: Gary Garter
    1B: Eddie Murray
    2B: Willie Randolph
    SS: Robin Yount
    3B: Wade Boggs

    LF: Rickey Henderson
    CF: Dale Murphy
    RF: Dwight Evans

    UT: Tim Raines


    Ryan
    Clemens
    Blyleven
    Gooden
    Valenzuela

    Eckersley
    Last edited by SenorGato; 02-02-2013 at 02:46 AM.

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    CF - Robin Yount
    For a player to be selected to a position, he must have spent the majority of his games at that position over the decade (i.e. Robin Yount is a shortstop for the 80's, 5650 innings at shortstop, 5395 CF).
    http://krishnaclub.files.wordpress.c...969-146348.jpg

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    Fudge.

    I forgot.

    I'll have to revise mine.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    ....or you could just loosen up the unnecessary restriction. It's not like this isn't all subjective and for fun anyways.
    It's not like it's insanely easy to keep track of the votes when you have various players voted in at various positions.

    Keeping it consistent is what makes it work.

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    Strawberry?
    Gooden?
    Sandberg?
    Mitchell?
    Dykstra?
    Ripken?
    Dawson?
    Ozzie?
    Canseco?
    Schmidt?

    Sorry but some of these teams mentioned are missing HUGE talents.

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    This would be my club (all 80's)

    Lineup
    1) Rickey Henderson (LF)
    2) Paul Molitor (2B)
    3) George Brett (1B)
    4) Dave Winfield (RF)
    5) Mike Schmidt (3B)
    6) Cal Ripken (SS)
    7) Gary Carter (C)
    8) Robin Yount (CF)

    Bench
    Eddie Murray

    Rotation
    Roger Clemens
    Dwight Gooden
    Jack Morris
    Fernando Valenzuela
    Bret Saberhagen

    Closer
    Goose Gossage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Moroni View Post
    Strawberry?
    Gooden?
    Sandberg?
    Mitchell?
    Dykstra?
    Ripken?
    Dawson?
    Ozzie?
    Canseco?
    Schmidt?

    Sorry but some of these teams mentioned are missing HUGE talents.
    Gotta compare them to the players that played there.

    Most of the guys you mentioned are obviously behind someone better.

    Strawberry and Gooden didn't even play the entire decade. They obviously are behind better players. Even if they had peak seasons in the 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Gotta compare them to the players that played there.

    Most of the guys you mentioned are obviously behind someone better.

    Strawberry and Gooden didn't even play the entire decade. They obviously are behind better players. Even if they had peak seasons in the 80's
    Again why this is just ridiculous. Gooden was the 80's....dave Steib?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Moroni View Post
    Again why this is just ridiculous. Gooden was the 80's....dave Steib?
    You have to realistic dude..

    Gooden only started in 84' and his career peaked in 85'.

    He was solid through the rest of the decade but Stieb with the exception of 86' and 87' had the better cumulative numbers over the decade (mainly because his career started in 79' and he actually pitched the whole decade).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Moroni View Post
    Again why this is just ridiculous. Gooden was the 80's....dave Steib?
    Gooden - 1284 IP, 175 starts, 2.65 ERA, 2.54 FIP, 34.2 fWAR, 29.3 rWAR
    Stieb - 2310 IP, 331 starts, 3.32 ERA, 3.77 FIP, 41.6 fWAR, 45.6 rWAR

    Gooden was elite when he did pitch, but half as many innings as Stieb.

    Who would you rather have for the entire decade? Give me the guy that actually pitched.

    And Strawberry is easy to leave off.

    24th in Runs Created with negative defense

    I'd way rather have Pedro Guerrero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    Gooden - 1284 IP, 175 starts, 2.65 ERA, 2.54 FIP, 34.2 fWAR, 29.3 rWAR
    Stieb - 2310 IP, 331 starts, 3.32 ERA, 3.77 FIP, 41.6 fWAR, 45.6 rWAR

    Gooden was elite when he did pitch, but half as many innings as Stieb.

    Who would you rather have for the entire decade? Give me the guy that actually pitched.

    And Strawberry is easy to leave off.

    24th in Runs Created with negative defense

    I'd way rather have Pedro Guerrero.
    What he said because i am on my phone and too lazy to look up the stats...

    It's very hard for Straw and Gooden to be on the roster when they both missed significant portions of the decade.

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    Are there any non-Clemens or Carlton pitchers from the 80's who had two years as good as Gooden in '84 and '85?

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