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Who do you feel was the best MLB pitcher of the past decade?

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Randy Johnson slightly over Johann Santana

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  • Teams: Arizona Diamondbacks (2000-04, 2007-08); New York Yankees (2005-06); San Francisco Giants (2009)
  • 2000s stats: 10 seasons, 143-78, 3.34 ERA, 287 games, 1885.1 IP, 1616 hits, 2182 Ks
  • Major awards: NL Cy Young (2000, 2001, 2002); 2001 World Series MVP; ERA titles (2001, 2002); led NL in strikeouts (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004).
  • Team accomplishments: 1 championship, 4 playoffs
  • Notable: Ageless wonder had 150 wins in 1990s and 143 in the 2000s, which began when he was 36

  • Santana

    • Teams: Minnesota Twins (2000-07), New York Mets (2008-09)
    • 2000s stats: 10 seasons, 122-60, 3.12 ERA, 310 games, 1709.2 IP, 1430 hits, 1733 Ks
    • Major awards: 2004 and 2006 Cy Young, 2007 Gold Glove; AL ERA title (2004, 2006); NL ERA title (2008); Led AL in strikeouts (2004, 2005, 2006)
    • Team accomplishments: 4 playoffs
    • Notable: He didn't become a full-time starter until 2003.

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    Count Grog wrote: Randy Johnson slightly over Johann Santana

     

    Agree

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    The top 3 pitchers of the decade are Mariano Rivera, Mariano Rivera, and Mariano Rivera.  Number 4 is Mariano Rivera.  Mariano Rivera barely edges out Mariano Rivera for the 5th spot.

    Last edited on Tue Jan 12th, 2010 01:58 am by srossi

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    srossi wrote: The top 3 pitchers of the decade are Mariano Rivera, Mariano Rivera, and Mariano Rivera.  Number 4 is Mariano Rivera.  Mariano Rivera barely edges out Mariano Rivera for the 5th spot.

    Disqualified for steroid use. Next....

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    khawk wrote: srossi wrote: The top 3 pitchers of the decade are Mariano Rivera, Mariano Rivera, and Mariano Rivera.  Number 4 is Mariano Rivera.  Mariano Rivera barely edges out Mariano Rivera for the 5th spot.

    Disqualified for steroid use. Next....

    But next is also Mariano Rivera.  And I don't know who's proven he's used steroids.  I can't even remember accusations about him.  It would be nice if we could have one baseball thread without it getting hijacked by a steroids discussion though.

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    I too would say Mariano Rivera, as he is the dominant closer in history.

    Among starters, you make a compelling case for Randy Johnson.
    Of course, he didn't perform up to snuff for the Yankees.:X

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    srossi wrote: khawk wrote: srossi wrote: The top 3 pitchers of the decade are Mariano Rivera, Mariano Rivera, and Mariano Rivera.  Number 4 is Mariano Rivera.  Mariano Rivera barely edges out Mariano Rivera for the 5th spot.

    Disqualified for steroid use. Next....

    But next is also Mariano Rivera.  And I don't know who's proven he's used steroids.  I can't even remember accusations about him.  It would be nice if we could have one baseball thread without it getting hijacked by a steroids discussion though.

    Don't get your panties in a bunch, steve. I'm just messing with you.

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    khawk wrote: srossi wrote: khawk wrote: srossi wrote: The top 3 pitchers of the decade are Mariano Rivera, Mariano Rivera, and Mariano Rivera.  Number 4 is Mariano Rivera.  Mariano Rivera barely edges out Mariano Rivera for the 5th spot.

    Disqualified for steroid use. Next....

    But next is also Mariano Rivera.  And I don't know who's proven he's used steroids.  I can't even remember accusations about him.  It would be nice if we could have one baseball thread without it getting hijacked by a steroids discussion though.

    Don't get your panties in a bunch, steve. I'm just messing with you.


    I think steroids are being smuggled in those panties.

    Just sayin'.

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    khawk wrote: srossi wrote: khawk wrote: srossi wrote: The top 3 pitchers of the decade are Mariano Rivera, Mariano Rivera, and Mariano Rivera.  Number 4 is Mariano Rivera.  Mariano Rivera barely edges out Mariano Rivera for the 5th spot.

    Disqualified for steroid use. Next....

    But next is also Mariano Rivera.  And I don't know who's proven he's used steroids.  I can't even remember accusations about him.  It would be nice if we could have one baseball thread without it getting hijacked by a steroids discussion though.

    Don't get your panties in a bunch, steve. I'm just messing with you.

    I'm not upset, it just seems that every discussion here centers on steroids and it never really goes anywhere.  The same people post the same things every time.  I tap out to the steroids accusations.  I'm more than willing to assume they're all on the juice and I don't give a shit.

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    tofu_chipmunk wrote:
    I think steroids are being smuggled in those panties.

    Just sayin'.

    Hey, SOMEONE's gotta be suppling Jeter....

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    khawk wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote:
    I think steroids are being smuggled in those panties.

    Just sayin'.

    Hey, SOMEONE's gotta be suppling Jeter....

    Trust me - if there is one thing that Derek Jeter would want coming out of Mariano Rivera's panties it is definitely not steroids. :tongue:

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    CanadianHorseman wrote: khawk wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote:
    I think steroids are being smuggled in those panties.

    Just sayin'.

    Hey, SOMEONE's gotta be suppling Jeter....

    Trust me - if there is one thing that Derek Jeter would want coming out of Mariano Rivera's panties it is definitely not steroids. :tongue:


    Jeter likes "Bag Fluff"?

    Very disturbing...no wonder he never married. That's like Troy McClure with his fish fetish.

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    Jeter is probably the single smartest athlete of our generation. He didn't get married and has lived a life of fantasy:
    Play baseball for the Yankees, making outrageous money and be revered as the face of the franchise.

    Make an equally outrageous amount in endorsement money.

    Date/fuck the newest supermodels, miss universes, actresses, and movie stars that he wishes.

    Any one of us would KILL to be that guy. You say you wouldn't, you're lying.

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    HBF wrote: Jeter is probably the single smartest athlete of our generation. He didn't get married and has lived a life of fantasy:
    Play baseball for the Yankees, making outrageous money and be revered as the face of the franchise.

    Make an equally outrageous amount in endorsement money.

    Date/fuck the newest supermodels, miss universes, actresses, and movie stars that he wishes.

    Any one of us would KILL to be that guy. You say you wouldn't, you're lying.

    I think that Jeter is Baseball's version of Tom Cruise, a closet Homo.I'm not saying that anything is wrong with that, just saying. :tongue:

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    HBF wrote: Jeter is probably the single smartest athlete of our generation. He didn't get married and has lived a life of fantasy:
    Play baseball for the Yankees, making outrageous money and be revered as the face of the franchise.

    Make an equally outrageous amount in endorsement money.

    Date/fuck the newest supermodels, miss universes, actresses, and movie stars that he wishes.


    Plus he likes Bag Fluff. AND he has an endless supply of it courtesy of Mariano Rivera's panties.

    Pretty sweet....

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    BigJ wrote: Count Grog wrote: Randy Johnson slightly over Johann Santana

     

    Agree

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    srossi wrote:
    I'm not upset, it just seems that every discussion here centers on steroids


    KHawk was joking around, but the best jokes are centered in reality. Every baseball thread here gets killed with that shit.

    I can't vote for Rivera when guys like Johnson and Santana pitched more than 4x his innings.

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    Probably Randy Johnson. Roy Oswalt's a darkhorse, but he's probably been the most consistent pitcher this decade. As far as closers, Rivera hands down.

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    Mick wrote: Probably Randy Johnson. Roy Oswalt's a darkhorse, but he's probably been the most consistent pitcher this decade. As far as closers, Rivera hands down.
    Actually...Oswalt's a vg pick, as is the dude from the Jays(Halladay)?

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    stingmark wrote: Mick wrote: Probably Randy Johnson. Roy Oswalt's a darkhorse, but he's probably been the most consistent pitcher this decade. As far as closers, Rivera hands down.
    Actually...Oswalt's a vg pick, as is the dude from the Jays(Halladay)?

    Problem with Halladay is that he's played within an organization that's treaded water for ten years plus. How successful the teams you pitch for are is certainly a factor.

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    Hallady, Johan and Johnson are all up there for best starter. Johnson's probably the true #1 just because he has the hardware. Mariano's the unquestionable reliever of the decade.



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