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2020-09-06 3:08:24 AM  
He already caught him, now he's passed him.
 
2020-09-06 4:27:17 AM  
Little fish big fish swimming in the water
 
2020-09-06 5:54:02 AM  
Next up, Steve Finley
 
2020-09-06 6:47:52 AM  

puffy999: Little fish big fish swimming in the water


Come back here and gimme my daughter...
 
2020-09-06 6:48:12 AM  
Seriously though, Tim Salmon??
 
2020-09-06 7:16:41 AM  
My Cod!
 
2020-09-06 7:52:00 AM  
a sprat to catch a mackerel
 
2020-09-06 8:38:00 AM  
Fun name generator: take the first name of an actor who has played Batman an a movie or a director of a Batman movie plus a fish.
 
2020-09-06 8:51:04 AM  
Tim Salmon was my favorite player growing up as a young Halos fan and I was only a few seats and a row away from his 299th home run in 2006. In a normal year I definitely would have tried to be at Angel Stadium to see Trout pass Salmon but watching it at home is better than nothing.
 
2020-09-06 9:40:29 AM  

Stud Gerbil: Next up, Steve Finley


Then Brain Bass
 
2020-09-06 10:22:50 AM  
Couldn't happen to a better guy
 
2020-09-06 10:57:42 AM  

paswa17: Fun name generator: take the first name of an actor who has played Batman an a movie or a director of a Batman movie plus a fish.


And that name has to be a baseball player? Kevin Bass.

Don't know if animated movies count.
 
2020-09-06 11:09:56 AM  
Tim Salmon is a grossly underrated player. Not only did he play on the west coast, but he played for the California and eventually Anaheim Angels, and while he only played 14 seasons, he still put up a very respectable 40 WAR.

BREF has his top comparable as David Justice, which now that I think about it makes a lot of sense. Yet David Justice is pretty much a household name for anyone who grew up in the 90s over here on the east coast and Tim Salmon is kind of a "oh I remember him from my fantasy team that one year" guy.
 
2020-09-06 11:39:32 AM  

dukeblue219: Tim Salmon is a grossly underrated player. Not only did he play on the west coast, but he played for the California and eventually Anaheim Angels, and while he only played 14 seasons, he still put up a very respectable 40 WAR.

BREF has his top comparable as David Justice, which now that I think about it makes a lot of sense. Yet David Justice is pretty much a household name for anyone who grew up in the 90s over here on the east coast and Tim Salmon is kind of a "oh I remember him from my fantasy team that one year" guy.


Not sure how I could look this up but he might be the best player to never make an All-Star team.
 
2020-09-06 11:53:07 AM  
Meireles16

dukeblue219: Tim Salmon is a grossly underrated player. Not only did he play on the west coast, but he played for the California and eventually Anaheim Angels, and while he only played 14 seasons, he still put up a very respectable 40 WAR.

Not sure how I could look this up but he might be the best player to never make an All-Star team.


That's probably as good a choice as any.  Nick Markakis might be the best of the active ones.
 
2020-09-06 12:02:53 PM  
https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/tr​o​ut-carp-bass-and-the-all-gone-fishin-t​eam/

Funny retrospective note for Tim Salmon in the all-fish lineup.
 
2020-09-06 12:43:50 PM  
By the end of his career, Mike Trout will be close to 700 HRs.
 
2020-09-06 1:01:12 PM  
Congrats to Trout and thanks to Salmon for always being a class act.
 
2020-09-06 3:05:24 PM  
Kevin large mouth Bass is feeling unwanted
 
2020-09-06 3:23:12 PM  

germ78: By the end of his career, Mike Trout will be close to 700 HRs.


...and, if he's still with the Angels, he'll still be waiting to win his Boobiesseason series.
 
2020-09-06 3:54:50 PM  

gregz18: germ78: By the end of his career, Mike Trout will be close to 700 HRs.

...and, if he's still with the Angels, he'll still be waiting to win his Boobiesseason series.


cmon filter what the hell
 
2020-09-06 4:02:03 PM  

germ78: By the end of his career, Mike Trout will be close to 700 HRs.


I ran numbers on Pujols in like his 5th season - if he'd kept pace with what were INSANE PA/HR numbers from then, he'd have had like 840 after his 15th season.

Trout PA/HR: 5440/300, or about
 
2020-09-06 4:11:09 PM  
Ahem.

Trout PA/HR: 5440/300, or about 1 HR every 18.133 PAs. At that pace, he'd need 12,694 career PAs to make 700 HR - with 5,440 out of the way already, just 7,254 PAs left.

Or about 11-12 seasons (at 600-650 PA/year).

// not saying it's impossible, just that a lot has to go right
// Pujols didn't break 700, and given his pace out of the gate, 700 almost looked like a given (he hit #350 in 2009, #400 in 2010 [third-fastest to 400], but didn't get #500 until 2014 - injury and a two-year comparative slump)
 
2020-09-06 8:01:52 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: Meireles16 dukeblue219: Tim Salmon is a grossly underrated player. Not only did he play on the west coast, but he played for the California and eventually Anaheim Angels, and while he only played 14 seasons, he still put up a very respectable 40 WAR.

Not sure how I could look this up but he might be the best player to never make an All-Star team.

That's probably as good a choice as any.  Nick Markakis might be the best of the active ones.


Markakis was all-star in 2019. But he was definitely in that camp.
 
2020-09-06 9:27:23 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Pujols didn't break 700, and given his pace out of the gate, 700 almost looked like a given (he hit #350 in 2009, #400 in 2010 [third-fastest to 400], but didn't get #500 until 2014 - injury and a two-year comparative slump)


Well steroids have always been a diminishing returns proposition as one gets older and/or leaves the Cardinals Juice Factory™ too soon.
 
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