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Jwizel_hitshrs
07-04-2008, 02:27 PM
hard to say..... just wondering every1 opinion

brandonwarne52
07-04-2008, 02:28 PM
I'll be the first homer and say Carlos Gomez. All those groundouts have made him really fast.

metfan88
07-04-2008, 02:36 PM
ummm between reyes, gomez, taveras....
if i had to guess i would say my top 4 would be

Gomez
reyes
michael bourn
willy taveras

sportwiz628
07-04-2008, 02:40 PM
Gomez and Reyes are pretty much even

Knicks845
07-04-2008, 02:47 PM
Yeah, its between these 5, reyes,bourn,suzuki,gomez and taveras.

kazzy4080
07-04-2008, 02:49 PM
im gonna be a homer and go with jacoby ellsbury

bleedpinstripes
07-04-2008, 02:52 PM
im gonna be a homer and go with jacoby ellsbury

Nailed it...

I'd say Reyes.

You guys think Granderson is in this discussion?

Knicks845
07-04-2008, 02:53 PM
eh, it depends, from what i hear, he's a quick dude, haven't watched him enough. how many stolen bases does he have this year?

brandonwarne52
07-04-2008, 02:54 PM
SB really don't matter in this discussion.

kazzy4080
07-04-2008, 02:58 PM
is my non-homer opinion id say carloz gomez... only if he could get on base more, his obp is .308

torontocubs
07-04-2008, 02:58 PM
Well from what I read Gomez is faster than Jose Reyes, so that rules him out. Too bad theres no 40 yard dash stat on these guys. I would think it would have to be between any of the leaders in stolen bases.

^ I know stolen bases don't dictate speed, but they are a good indication of whose up there in the league. If your the fastest runner in the league, odds are you are using that speed to steal bases. That would be like saying the most powerful hitters don't necessarily lead the league in home runs.

kazzy4080
07-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Well from what I read Gomez is faster than Jose Reyes, so that rules him out. Too bad theres no 40 yard dash stat on these guys. I would think it would have to be between any of the leaders in stolen bases.

^ I know stolen bases don't dictate speed, but they are a good indication of whose up there in the league. If your the fastest runner in the league, odds are you are using that speed to steal bases. That would be like saying the most powerful hitters don't necessarily lead the league in home runs.

well thats kind of true, willy mo pena can completely destroy a ball but hes not going to be leading the league in homeruns anytime soon

united41290
07-04-2008, 03:14 PM
ellsbury or bourn

..shane victorino was a state track champ in hawaii when he was in high school , he aso has some wheels

torontocubs
07-04-2008, 03:14 PM
I guess so, but does he really have power if he can't hit the ball? I mean power dictates home runs, silly comment that I shouldn't have made, kind of made sense at the time.

Your certainly not going to see guys at the top of the home run chart that aren't powerful. I guess that was the argument I was trying to make. That in reality the guys at the top of SB chart are certainly up in the speed department.

Wake's Fastball
07-04-2008, 03:15 PM
Joey Gathright, in my opinion. Man can move.

bleedpinstripes
07-04-2008, 03:16 PM
Here's an old article on it:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=2137637

Rollins is a fast mofo

torontocubs
07-04-2008, 03:16 PM
ellsbury or bourn

..shane victorino was a state track champ in hawaii when he was in high school , he aso has some wheels

Am I the only one who always wanted to see some team sign like an Olympic 100 metre track star and just have him as a pinch runner. Like have them just fly on the bases.

brandonwarne52
07-04-2008, 03:20 PM
Yeah, probably.

k_rock923
07-04-2008, 03:21 PM
The track star would probably make stupid baserunning errors all the time because he doesn't play the game.

kazzy4080
07-04-2008, 03:26 PM
Am I the only one who always wanted to see some team sign like an Olympic 100 metre track star and just have him as a pinch runner. Like have them just fly on the bases.

i always thought that be cool but it be a waste of a roster spot and then would u let them play defense when u put them in? cause theyd most likely play outfield and what if their arm sucks and theyd be a liability, but all that aside it be sick if it happened

BALLER71
07-04-2008, 03:30 PM
Joey Gathright.

chicagowhitesox
07-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Paul Konerko hands down.

nymetsrule
07-04-2008, 03:47 PM
Carlos Delgado, but he also leads in batting average I think...haha ugh.



Anyways, I think Reyes is the fastest, followed closely by Gomez.

Tragedy
07-04-2008, 03:48 PM
There are plenty of guys in this discussion.

-Bourn
-Gathright
-Gomez
-Reyes
-Ellsbury

Jwizel_hitshrs
07-04-2008, 04:02 PM
WOW didnt think my thread would get such a quick response...... watching boston and yankees play.....ellsbury is damn fast!!!!!

C1Bman88
07-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Am I the only one who always wanted to see some team sign like an Olympic 100 metre track star and just have him as a pinch runner. Like have them just fly on the bases.

While he wasn't an Olympian, there was such a player (http://z.lee28.tripod.com/sbnsforgottenintime/id24.html) for Oakland once.

sanfranfan1210
07-04-2008, 08:26 PM
Reyes

yankees34
07-05-2008, 01:18 AM
ellsbury? u cant put him in there the fastest red sock is clay buchholz he beat ellsbury in a race.....but ill go with my homer pick brett gardner

L-MiLLZ44
07-05-2008, 08:28 AM
rickey henderson, i'm sure he's playing some type of baseball now a days

Snipeshow
07-05-2008, 03:55 PM
ellsbury? u cant put him in there the fastest red sock is clay buchholz he beat ellsbury in a race.....but ill go with my homer pick brett gardner

Nailed it. I've heard that Clay has ridiculous wheels.

Ragun
07-05-2008, 04:08 PM
Joey Gathright and Jose Reyes.

LuCCi
07-06-2008, 07:21 AM
reyes and gomez raced all ready...gomez won .... and they did a screen split with gomez and Gathright aeound the bases and gomez was faster by like 5 feet

BearSox
07-07-2008, 01:00 PM
Joey Gathright and Carlos Gomez are the two fastest, IMO, but I'll give the nod to Gathright since he is a lefty and has a 2 step head start on Gomez out of the box.

a_roid_3333
07-09-2008, 03:37 PM
nook logan

Telios9
07-09-2008, 05:46 PM
gomez

Sc00py
07-09-2008, 06:12 PM
Gomez...not a great baserunner yet though....His SBs are WAY down from the start of the season when he was unstoppable.