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Maddux, Greatest Pitcher of his Era

Posted on: February 7, 2009 6:06 pm
 

This A-Fraud thing should not come at a suprise to anyone.  There are only a few players that played at such a high level from the mid 80's to the present day that might even be considered clean.  It started at the big league level, but the minor leaguers began to catch on, no pun intended, and realized that to even make it to the big leagues they had to do what ever it takes.  And once they made it, you really think that they just stopped?  Of course not.  Thet Major League is just the tip of the iceberg.  And you think that because they'd implimented at testing policy a few years back the sport is now clean, hence HGH, which is still very hard to test for.  But there is one player that I do believe will come out of all of this mess clean and will be considered the greatest pitcher of his era, Greg Maddux.  I can't wait to see him standing at the podium giving his speach after he's elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.

Category: MLB
Tags: Cubs, Greg, Maddux
 
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Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: February 12, 2009 1:16 pm
 

Maddux, Greatest Pitcher of his Era

BEEEEE VERY CAREFULL how one would address the Likes of GREG MADDOXXXXXXXXXX Mister XXX ..I grew up with him in Atl. and have been a great fan for his ups and downs ,,, thank You Cubs for allowing Him the time to picth when it seemed The Braves had him back stage waiting for the encore ....

He may well be One of The Greatest Ball Management Picthers ever and many a , young man or women can take into account ( His control and preperation to a game BUT MOST OF ALL we ALL should look at the way This Man of Men and Teacher of Taught , not only lead the way to greatness BUT also "Showed Up each and everyday with a "CAN DO AND WILL HELP ATTITUDE "

I look foward to the DAY > MR.XXXX is inducted into the Hall of Fame and ALLLL Whom had a chance to see and Learn From Him shall "sit quitly and confident WE have SEEN WHAT TRUE MEN OF THE SPORT DO AND SAY THROUGH OUT THIER LIFE "

 

PS His golf Game is Not Bad too 

 

MAM

 




Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 10:25 am
 

Maddux, Greatest Pitcher of his Era

I agree w/ Maddux being one of the greatest pitchers of his era, but i also believe Randy Johnson has to be considered as well. It's hard to compare two different styles of pitching, as Johnson was definately more of a strikeout pitcher. With 10.8 K's per 9 innings, he has the highest strikeout rate in history. I believe Kirby Puckett was more of a complete player than Mark Grace as he consistently had more RBI's, HR's, better BA and even stole more bases. Grace is no doubt a Chicago favorite, but i'm not sure his numbers warrant an entry into the Hall Of Fame. Puckett won the batting title in '89, led the Twins to 2 championships and was elected to 10 straight All-Star games. Being born and raised in Chicago is an added bonus, not to mention being a first ballot Hall Of Famer.




Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: February 9, 2009 11:59 am
 

Maddux, Greatest Pitcher of his Era

Hands down Maddux is the best pitcher of the roid era. I would also like to nominate Grace as the greatest hitter of the riod era. Nobody could ever question their stats.



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