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tests
10-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Who are the clutchest mlb players of all time in your guys opinions?

Give me a top 5 list

knicks=love
10-12-2012, 08:24 PM
jeter can be very clutch. he was in his earlier years

edit: in before someone says Arod

GA16Angels
10-12-2012, 08:27 PM
David Eckstein was always good for a clutch hit both with the Angels and Cardinals.

Rush
10-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Byung-hyun Kim

MetsFanatic19
10-12-2012, 08:38 PM
Beltran
Jeter
Rivera
Ortiz

are ones that come to mind.

Yankees90.
10-12-2012, 08:40 PM
Raul fkin Ibanez

agureghian
10-12-2012, 08:42 PM
mr october?

Yankees90.
10-12-2012, 08:43 PM
Beltran, Ortiz, Jeter, Pujols, and Mo

Used players of today, short time before i go out so no time to really put thought into it. One player for sure that would make my all time list is George Brett

cbs9889
10-12-2012, 09:17 PM
andy pettitte is a clutch playoff pitcher

gaughan333
10-12-2012, 09:48 PM
Craig ****ing Counsel

nymetsrule
10-12-2012, 09:54 PM
Arod!!!!

Greenmonster24
10-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Curt Schilling,Ortiz, Jeter and David Epstein, Pettite and Lowe and Beckett and Manny and Beltron and Hamels and Werth

DodgerBlue8188
10-12-2012, 11:34 PM
Broxton is the opposite.

Tkais9009
10-12-2012, 11:56 PM
molina in my cardinals homer opinion

giants73756
10-13-2012, 12:50 AM
Everybody on the Cardinals

utl768
10-13-2012, 12:54 AM
keith hernandez was money in clinching games in his career

dude put the cards up in game 7 in 82

had a huge hit to save off mike scott and his cheating ways in game 6 of the nlcs

and another huge hit in game 7 to help the mets comeback on boston

Bulls_fan90
10-13-2012, 12:54 AM
Everybody on the Cardinals

Lol this.

CubbieSteve
10-13-2012, 12:55 AM
Descalso and his beastly .627 OPS this year playing hero

It's just not fair how lucky they are

STL Don
10-13-2012, 02:06 AM
I'll go by this year -

AL: Derek Jeter, Raul Ibanez
Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia

NL: Carpenter, Lohse
Beltran, Descalso (after tonight)

4 Cardinals doesn't seem like too much. :D

Leandres_sf
10-13-2012, 02:41 AM
Reggie Jackson

sacgiants1213
10-13-2012, 03:28 AM
Renteria.

Stress
10-13-2012, 04:01 AM
Joe Carter.
Homer pick. Don't care. Walk-off HR to win the World Series. Doesn't get more clutch than that.

natsbats
10-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Carlos Beltran is by far and away the best post-season positional player playing right now.

Matt Cain for starters, and then of course Mo for relief pitchers.

Pretty cut and dry to me. Nobody has an argument over those three.

seikou8
10-13-2012, 01:02 PM
sorry but where the **** is andy

Dr Cyanide 28
10-13-2012, 01:08 PM
Descalso and his beastly .627 OPS this year playing hero

It's just not fair how lucky they are

haha you are so butthurt by the cardinals

Drow17
10-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Curt Schilling (01 and 04 World Series alone beat almost anybody else)

rockbottom2010
10-13-2012, 03:44 PM
verlander
sabathia
beltran
damon
pujols

rockbottom2010
10-13-2012, 03:44 PM
and freese

rockbottom2010
10-13-2012, 03:45 PM
aaron boone

rockbottom2010
10-13-2012, 03:47 PM
roberto alomar and joe carter....

StealingSigns
10-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Mitch Williams.

VRP723
10-13-2012, 09:12 PM
Manny. Always thought he never got nervous because he genuinely didn't care lol.

thefeckcampaign
10-13-2012, 09:26 PM
"Clutchest" is not a word. :)

Rush
10-13-2012, 09:35 PM
verlander
sabathia
beltran
damon
pujols

Verlander isn't "clutch" in the Postseason. This year he's pitched great, but the OP said "all-time". He doesn't fit under that.

4.19 ERA
1.33 WHIP

Same with CC.

4.25 ERA
1.49 WHIP

Damon never did anything that outstanding to put him in the discussion (career .775 OPS). He hit a grandslam in Game 7 of the ALCS in 04, but from what I remember that's the only memorable event.

But no question about Beltran and Pujols.


Originally Posted by rockbottom10
aaron boone

Career .498 OPS in the Postseason. Nothing memorable besides the walk-off against the Red Sox in 03. It doesn't make him clutch.

15carlos21
10-13-2012, 10:05 PM
bob gibson, beltran, jeter, spezio, suppan, el duque

bagwell368
10-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Lou Brock
Bob Gibson
Sandy Koufax
Curt Schilling
Mathewson
Hubbell

to name a few

bonesaw4343
10-14-2012, 10:32 AM
I would have to say Rivera has to be at the top of any list like this. Seeing how much other closers have struggles when it counts most and then looking at Mo's career numbers in the postseason is truly amazing. And most of these guys like Gagne, Valverde and others have amazing numbers as closers.

Yanks All Day
10-14-2012, 11:36 AM
Mariano Rivera in the post season: 141.0 innings and 11 earned runs. That's a 0.70 ERA. Add on a 21:110 BB:K ratio and I don't see an argument for any other pitcher. In 16 years, he's only given up 86 hits in the post season. I think Jim Johnson gave up 86 hits in the Yankees-Orioles series alone. Saving a playoff game is extremely high pressure, and I don't think anyone came up bigger than Mariano. Clutch.

KingPosey
10-14-2012, 12:30 PM
Will Clark, ask the cubs.

Schill/R Johnson at times

Bonds was always subpar until the WS season, then he had possibly the best post season ever

you cant not bring up one armed Gibson, whatever you think that was still incredible.

everyone here has brought up guys with good pos season success or guy with one huge moment that will live on forever.

Jeffy25
10-14-2012, 03:28 PM
Only one person says Freese, the player with the greatest single game WPA ever in a post-season game.

Jeffy25
10-14-2012, 03:29 PM
Kirk Gibson and Bobby Thompson are the other two highest individual WPA games.

2323
10-14-2012, 09:09 PM
George Brett...and the more I think about it, the more it's not really close. He was like a one man wrecking ball against the Yankees during the 1977-1980 years. The Yankees won 2 of their three matchups during those years but, in those series, Brett was the best performer on either team.

Then 5 years later, against the Blue Jays, Brett, with the Royals on the verge of being eliminated being down 3 games to 1, Brett woke up and put the Royals on his back and almost single handedly put a beat down on an extremely talented Blue Jays team.

I think I saw a stat one time that he was a .305 career hitter but in the playoffs his AVG was in the .340s and in the WS, his average was in the .370s. So the more important the game, the better he played.

He hit 3 home runs off of Catfish Hunter in one play off game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He also has 2 clutch HRs against Goose Gossage during a time when many guys were scared to even stand in against Gossage. There was the pine tar game but more significantly, there was also the clinching game against the Yankees in the 1980 playoffs when he went upper deck off Gossage late in the game.

And his clutchness spans a range of time of 7 or 8 years. It's not like he just did it a couple of times. On top of probably being the biggest Yankee Killer of them all, he also did it against the Blue Jays well later.

He's kind of forgotten about because the Royals are no longer significant on the baseball landscape but back in the day, George Brett was as good as it gets in clutch situations.

BrianWestKins
10-14-2012, 09:12 PM
Mariano is #1

salto
10-14-2012, 09:43 PM
Only one person says Freese, the player with the greatest single game WPA ever in a post-season game.

Looking pretty good tonight too.

Pinstripe pride
10-15-2012, 09:04 AM
clearly arod

YEDN90
10-15-2012, 09:16 AM
Every list should have Mariano Rivera

benzni
10-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Valverde, Swish, Latos, the whole Reds team, granderson

LionsFan..LOL
10-15-2012, 10:20 AM
Delmon Young when he plays the Yankees for some reason or another. Otherwise he's pretty useless.

x McLovin x
10-15-2012, 10:36 AM
Raul Ibaņez!

PapaPilo00
10-15-2012, 12:19 PM
Beltran any team any situation lol

Tkais9009
10-15-2012, 12:28 PM
yeah we have to go beltran here lol

ManningToTyree
10-15-2012, 12:52 PM
Beltran
Jeter
Rivera
Ortiz

are ones that come to mind.

this. Albert too

Jeffy25
10-15-2012, 02:00 PM
Looking pretty good tonight too.

Freese post-season career

.386/.450/.739
6 HR
100 PA, 25 Games


But this is what is mind-boggling

2.378 WPA!!!!!!!!!!!!

to compare, Albert Pujols, who is no slouch in the post-season himself (.330/.439/.607 with 18 home runs in just 74 games)

has played 3 times as many games, and has a 2.910 WPA


That's how incredible his post-season career has already been.

bkj8585
10-15-2012, 02:26 PM
Jeter, Pettite, Smoltz, Lemke and Reggie Jackson. But for this list you'd have to have a top 50.

2323
10-15-2012, 07:23 PM
Beltran any team any situation lol

Except for when he's potentially the last batter of the NLCS and someone throws him a curveball.

Ty Fast
10-15-2012, 08:43 PM
jeter
mariono rivera
beckett
daivd ortiz
pujols

dodgernation
10-15-2012, 10:48 PM
manny ramirez

Guppyfighter
10-16-2012, 02:22 AM
Alex ****ing Rodriguez.

jonnydanger1
10-16-2012, 02:50 AM
Freese has got to be there.

dodgerdave
10-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Kirk Gibson. People put too much emphasis on his homers in the 1984 and 1988 WS, but he also hit some clutch homers in the 1988 NLCS. Especially in Game 4 of the 1988 NLCS when he broke a tie game in the 12th inning against the Mets which the Dodgers eventually won. In Game 5 he busted the game wide open when he hit a three-run homer with two outs and two strikes on him. He also made an amazing sliding catch during that series. I'm not really familiar with what he did in the 1984 ALCS, but he was the MVP of that series.

RTL
10-16-2012, 06:45 PM
Chuck Knoblauch
Lonnie Smith
Fred Merkle
Bill Buckner
Leon Durham
Bob Stanley
Byung_Hyun Kim
Steve Bartman