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  • The Melk Man no longer delivers.
  • Well, let's face it - if you can't manage to make the roster of the Pittsburgh Pirates?  Your career is over.  No need to announce it.
  • He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.
  • germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.


    Yep.   A lot of players have carved out very good careers with less than what he compiled.     Every fan has a favorite guy who isn't gonna end up in Cooperstown.  My personal favorites are Frank White and Kenny Lofton, but Kenny might get there anyway.   Melky is right in there.
  • germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.


    ehh, I'd rate him B tier; only one ASG appearance to his name. Add to that he was suspended for PEDs once and was linked to Biogenesis (this is just fresh on my mind as I have been following HoF voting, and while Ortiz looks to be cruising to a first-ballot induction, A-Rod is being harshly snubbed).
  • The Bestest: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    ehh, I'd rate him B tier; only one ASG appearance to his name. Add to that he was suspended for PEDs once and was linked to Biogenesis (this is just fresh on my mind as I have been following HoF voting, and while Ortiz looks to be cruising to a first-ballot induction, A-Rod is being harshly snubbed).


    He was very good, but right before he got caught cheating. My wife's favorite shirt became my favorite rag that day. I had just got back into baseball after quiting after that piece of shiat cheater Bonds ruined the game for me (there were others but I am a Giants fan). If it was Posey that got banned that day I doubt I would have ever wanted to be a fan again. Good thing Posey is just the best, I will miss seeing him play. Plus I think we got Hunter Pence because Cabrera left so that's just about the best silver lining you could have.
  • Bannanaslug: The Bestest: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    ehh, I'd rate him B tier; only one ASG appearance to his name. Add to that he was suspended for PEDs once and was linked to Biogenesis (this is just fresh on my mind as I have been following HoF voting, and while Ortiz looks to be cruising to a first-ballot induction, A-Rod is being harshly snubbed).

    He was very good, but right before he got caught cheating. My wife's favorite shirt became my favorite rag that day. I had just got back into baseball after quiting after that piece of shiat cheater Bonds ruined the game for me (there were others but I am a Giants fan). If it was Posey that got banned that day I doubt I would have ever wanted to be a fan again. Good thing Posey is just the best, I will miss seeing him play. Plus I think we got Hunter Pence because Cabrera left so that's just about the best silver lining you could have.


    I admittedly hadn't followed his career much after he left the Yankees (where he was just "okay").
  • The Bestest: Bannanaslug: The Bestest: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    ehh, I'd rate him B tier; only one ASG appearance to his name. Add to that he was suspended for PEDs once and was linked to Biogenesis (this is just fresh on my mind as I have been following HoF voting, and while Ortiz looks to be cruising to a first-ballot induction, A-Rod is being harshly snubbed).

    He was very good, but right before he got caught cheating. My wife's favorite shirt became my favorite rag that day. I had just got back into baseball after quiting after that piece of shiat cheater Bonds ruined the game for me (there were others but I am a Giants fan). If it was Posey that got banned that day I doubt I would have ever wanted to be a fan again. Good thing Posey is just the best, I will miss seeing him play. Plus I think we got Hunter Pence because Cabrera left so that's just about the best silver lining you could have.

    I admittedly hadn't followed his career much after he left the Yankees (where he was just "okay").


    He was so good a group of people that dress up to get on camera were the "Milk Men" and had old school milkman uniforms and bottles. Their next schtick was the "killer P's" for Posey, Pence, Pagan, and I think someone else (Pablo, thanks Google). 4 adults dressed as pea pods and somehow it was kinda rad.
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    Milky rules
  • Stud Gerbil: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    Yep.   A lot of players have carved out very good careers with less than what he compiled.     Every fan has a favorite guy who isn't gonna end up in Cooperstown.  My personal favorites are Frank White and Kenny Lofton, but Kenny might get there anyway.   Melky is right in there.


    Lofton should have gotten in, but he ran into a ballot with a bunch of names on it and happened to time it juuuuust before voters started caring about WAR, defense, stuff like that.
  • I'm a dumbass and parsed Melky Cabrera as Miguel Cabrera and was so confused with the talk of him being kinda meh-good. derp.
  • The Bestest: Bannanaslug: The Bestest: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    ehh, I'd rate him B tier; only one ASG appearance to his name. Add to that he was suspended for PEDs once and was linked to Biogenesis (this is just fresh on my mind as I have been following HoF voting, and while Ortiz looks to be cruising to a first-ballot induction, A-Rod is being harshly snubbed).

    He was very good, but right before he got caught cheating. My wife's favorite shirt became my favorite rag that day. I had just got back into baseball after quiting after that piece of shiat cheater Bonds ruined the game for me (there were others but I am a Giants fan). If it was Posey that got banned that day I doubt I would have ever wanted to be a fan again. Good thing Posey is just the best, I will miss seeing him play. Plus I think we got Hunter Pence because Cabrera left so that's just about the best silver lining you could have.

    I admittedly hadn't followed his career much after he left the Yankees (where he was just "okay").


    Yeah that was a weird first half of 2012 because a career meh guy was somehow playing like an MVP.
  • Stud Gerbil: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    Yep.   A lot of players have carved out very good careers with less than what he compiled.     Every fan has a favorite guy who isn't gonna end up in Cooperstown.  My personal favorites are Frank White and Kenny Lofton, but Kenny might get there anyway.   Melky is right in there.


    Are you guys talking about the same Melky Cabrera I'm thinking of? This guy is nowhere near the level of Lofton and White. He played 15 years and amassed 15 fWAR. He had two or three good (not great) seasons, and spent the rest of his career as marginal starting outfielder.
  • Super Chronic: Stud Gerbil: germ78: He's a first ballot Hall of Very Good-er. Always seemed to get big hits when needed and had consistently decent stats throughout his career - or at least during his prime years.

    Yep.   A lot of players have carved out very good careers with less than what he compiled.     Every fan has a favorite guy who isn't gonna end up in Cooperstown.  My personal favorites are Frank White and Kenny Lofton, but Kenny might get there anyway.   Melky is right in there.

    Are you guys talking about the same Melky Cabrera I'm thinking of? This guy is nowhere near the level of Lofton and White. He played 15 years and amassed 15 fWAR. He had two or three good (not great) seasons, and spent the rest of his career as marginal starting outfielder.


    He's got a cool name.

    People LOVE cool names.

    Remember Xavier Nady? Of course you do. 3.7 bWAR over 12 years, but he stands out because he has a cool name.
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