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LJS1993
09-20-2008, 10:35 AM
Who on this roster besides current legends Griffey and Thome, will even remotely sniff 600 HR's in their career? Will it be the media darling and lovable character Swisher? Dye is legit and a great representative of baseball, but doubtful. How about the next super hero in Brian Anderson? Any young studs coming up within the organization that has that type of talent? :smile:

Optipessimism
09-20-2008, 11:01 AM
Um, no one. Not a chance in hell.

This thread sucks.

EMachine10
09-20-2008, 11:07 AM
Perhaps if we drafted one of those 1b in this years draft...Hosmer, Alonso, Wallace (3b), Smoak, but who knows what they'll amount to in the pros.

Anyway, no, not on this roster.

turners56
09-20-2008, 11:11 AM
Who on this roster besides current legends Griffey and Thome, will even remotely sniff 600 HR's in their career? Will it be the media darling and lovable character Swisher? Dye is legit and a great representative of baseball, but doubtful. How about the next super hero in Brian Anderson? Any young studs coming up within the organization that has that type of talent? :smile:

Carlos Quentin.

Griffey is not the player he used to be 10 years ago. He's not even the same player he was one year ago. Yes, he's had a great career, but he's not even producing that much anymore. At least Thome is having a good season with an OPS of .875.

Dibbs
09-20-2008, 11:11 AM
600? No one has a shot at that. If Quentin was 21 I would say he may have a ver small shot. The only other person I can think of is Jerry Owens.

turners56
09-20-2008, 11:12 AM
600? No one has a shot at that. If Quentin was 21 I would say he may have a ver small shot. The only other person I can think of is Jerry Owens.

I really don't think Quentin can hit 600, but he's probably going to come the closest.

Optipessimism
09-20-2008, 11:24 AM
Carlos Quentin.

Griffey is not the player he used to be 10 years ago. He's not even the same player he was one year ago. Yes, he's had a great career, but he's not even producing that much anymore. At least Thome is having a good season with an OPS of .875.
Carlos is 25 and only has 50 career home runs. If he played until he was 42 he'd have to average 32.4 HR/season in order to hit 600.

Compare that to Miguel Cabrera, who is also 25 yet has 174 HR already. He's one of the select few who possibly has 600 HR in his future if he plays long enough and stays healthy.

Edit: Actually, Carlos is 26. He'd have to play until 43 while averaging 32.4 HR/season to hit 600. There's about a 0.000000001% chance of that happening.

turners56
09-20-2008, 11:29 AM
Carlos is 25 and only has 50 career home runs. If he played until he was 42 he'd have to average 32.4 HR/season in order to hit 600.

Compare that to Miguel Cabrera, who is also 25 yet has 174 HR already. He's one of the select few who possibly has 600 HR in his future if he plays long enough and stays healthy.

Edit: Actually, Carlos is 26. He'd have to play until 43 while averaging 32.4 HR/season to hit 600. There's about a 0.000000001% chance of that happening.

Cabrera will end up eating his way out of super-stardom. He's already gotten bigger this year alone.

The question was who has the best chance at 600 on this White Sox team outside of Thome and Griffey. The obvious answer is Carlos Quentin...

Chez
09-20-2008, 11:57 AM
I think every player on the current roster (except Thome and Junior) has an equal chance of hitting 600. Zero chance for everyone.

TDog
09-20-2008, 12:06 PM
Frank Thomas won't get 600 home runs in his career. Who on the roster besides Girffey and Thome do you expect to hit more home runs in his career than Thomas?

That's like asking which pitchers in the starting rotation will finish their careeer with more than 350 wins.

I want Mags back
09-20-2008, 12:07 PM
:threadblows:

munchman33
09-20-2008, 12:10 PM
Carlos is 25 and only has 50 career home runs. If he played until he was 42 he'd have to average 32.4 HR/season in order to hit 600.

Compare that to Miguel Cabrera, who is also 25 yet has 174 HR already. He's one of the select few who possibly has 600 HR in his future if he plays long enough and stays healthy.

Edit: Actually, Carlos is 26. He'd have to play until 43 while averaging 32.4 HR/season to hit 600. There's about a 0.000000001% chance of that happening.

I think, talent-wise, Carlos is a monster and has only scratched the surface of his hitting abilities. I see him soon as a 50 homer threat every year. 600 is a distinct possibility.

FarWestChicago
09-20-2008, 12:34 PM
I think, talent-wise, Carlos is a monster and has only scratched the surface of his hitting abilities. I see him soon as a 50 homer threat every year. 600 is a distinct possibility.Yet if we had traded DLS for Carlos you would call him a bum and hate him. :D:

LJS1993
09-20-2008, 12:36 PM
I think, talent-wise, Carlos is a monster and has only scratched the surface of his hitting abilities. I see him soon as a 50 homer threat every year. 600 is a distinct possibility.

He's a monster Munchman, but you think 600 is a realistic possibility?

Lefty34
09-20-2008, 01:03 PM
Who on this roster besides current legends Griffey and Thome, will even remotely sniff 600 HR's in their career? Will it be the media darling and lovable character Swisher? Dye is legit and a great representative of baseball, but doubtful. How about the next super hero in Brian Anderson? Any young studs coming up within the organization that has that type of talent? :smile:

Swisher, cause is O-Swing% is RIDICULOUS!!!

Optipessimism
09-20-2008, 01:06 PM
I think, talent-wise, Carlos is a monster and has only scratched the surface of his hitting abilities. I see him soon as a 50 homer threat every year. 600 is a distinct possibility.
You never cease to amaze.

Link (http://www.nuttyaboutsports.com/baseball/mlb/season-home-run-champions.shtml)

There have been a total of nine players in MLB history with 2 or more 50+ HR seasons, and that includes two roiders.

Ken Griffey, Jr. - 2
Jimmie Foxx - 2
Mickey Mantle - 2
Ralph Kiner - 2
Willie Mays - 2
Alex Rodiguez - 3
Sammy Sosa* - 4
Mark McGwire* - 4
Babe Ruth - 4

*Edit: If Pujols played on this team you'd probably have him penciled in for a .450 batting average with 90+ home runs, and then you'd argue with every person who doesn't believe you by citing the certain opinions of ambiguous "baseball people."

Also, a 50-HR season has only occurred 33 times in MLB history, with 15 of them coming between 1995-2006, better known as the juiced ball/steroid era.

thomas35forever
09-20-2008, 01:45 PM
Minus Griffey and Thome, no one on this team will ever even come close to 600. Quentin might have a chance if he keeps having monster years, but I don't think he has that much potential.

btrain929
09-20-2008, 02:11 PM
Um, no one. Not a chance in hell.

This thread sucks.

My thoughts exactly.

LJS1993
09-21-2008, 10:22 AM
^^UPPPPPP for those guys who commented negatively on this thread.

Rdy2PlayBall
09-21-2008, 10:55 AM
If Quentin has a homerun season like this every year, even with the injury, I am pretty sure he can. :tongue: But many people say he will suck and he is lucky this year, so who knows? :?:

anewman35
09-21-2008, 11:16 AM
If Quentin has a homerun season like this every year, even with the injury, I am pretty sure he can. :tongue: But many people say he will suck and he is lucky this year, so who knows? :?:

If he has a home run season "like this" every year, let's say that's 40 a year. He has 50 total now, so he'd need 550 home runs. That's 14 more seasons of 40 home runs a season, at which point Carlos would be 40. Do you REALLY think Carlos is going to average 40 home runs a season up until age 40? Carlos Quentin is good, sure, but is he one of the most amazing hitters in baseball history?