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soxfan13
04-17-2006, 12:04 PM
Is it too early to talk about this monsters shot at a triple crown?

SOXPHILE
04-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Yes. It's April 17. I like Pujols, and I love the Cardinals, but, again, it's April 17. (See: Derek Lee, 2005).

areilly
04-17-2006, 12:32 PM
I thought as a general rule, you can't take anyone's Triple Crown chances seriously until September, unless that person has 50 homers with a .600 BA at the All-Star break.

Jjav829
04-17-2006, 12:34 PM
Yes, though if anyone has a chance to do it, I think it's Pujols. Check back in at the end of July and then we'll see.

soxfan13
04-17-2006, 12:39 PM
Yes. It's April 17. I like Pujols, and I love the Cardinals, but, again, it's April 17. (See: Derek Lee, 2005).

Yes but D lees average was about 30 points higher then his career average pujols is consistently in the top 5 of all three categories at the end of every year. Its not like I said Chris Shelton

oeo
04-17-2006, 12:40 PM
Yes, though if anyone has a chance to do it, I think it's Pujols. Check back in at the end of July and then we'll see.

I was just about to post the same thing. If there is anyone in baseball today that can get it, it's Pujols.

Chicken Dinner
04-17-2006, 12:52 PM
The cards got a bargain on him, or at least it will be in a couple of years.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2004/12/st-louis-cardinals_111971260115041890.html

SOXPHILE
04-17-2006, 12:57 PM
Yes but D lees average was about 30 points higher then his career average pujols is consistently in the top 5 of all three categories at the end of every year. Its not like I said Chris Shelton

Heh heh heh...I know what you're saying. I just had a flashback to how the media was going ape-(you know what) over Lee's start last year. Hey, I hope Pujols tears it up and does win the crown. I would say he is a legitimate threat even before the season started. Right now, I'll just sit back and wait to see how he's rolling along come June.

soxfan13
04-17-2006, 01:07 PM
Heh heh heh...I know what you're saying. I just had a flashback to how the media was going ape-(you know what) over Lee's start last year. Hey, I hope Pujols tears it up and does win the crown. I would say he is a legitimate threat even before the season started. Right now, I'll just sit back and wait to see how he's rolling along come June.

Yeah he had it all but wrapped up in June LOL but other then the White Sox, Pujols is one of the few players that if the Cards are on TV I will try to catch his ABs

viagracat
04-17-2006, 03:20 PM
Pujols is 26 years old. If he keeps his head screwed on straight, you're looking at most likely the best player of this generation. He's amazing, but I think it's way too early to discuss Triple Crown. Hasn't been one since Yaz in 1967 (.326, 44, 121)

soxwon
04-17-2006, 03:50 PM
Yes. It's April 17. I like Pujols, and I love the Cardinals, but, again, it's April 17. (See: Derek Lee, 2005).

question- Who is Derek Lee's dad?
Leron Lee?

Jjav829
04-17-2006, 06:19 PM
Pujols hit his 9th HR of the year in the 1st inning today. This guy is pretty good. :redneck

Deebs14
04-17-2006, 08:01 PM
Pujols hit his 9th HR of the year in the 1st inning today. This guy is pretty good. :redneck

He's OK. :smile:

Britt Burns
04-17-2006, 08:52 PM
Yes

soxwon
04-17-2006, 09:32 PM
question- Who is Derek Lee's dad?
Leron Lee?

i just found out Leron Lee is Derrek lee's UNCLE.

gbergman
04-17-2006, 09:49 PM
yes him and arod i think have legit chances of doing it

JimEdmonds15
04-17-2006, 09:57 PM
Pujols stuff (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=260417123)

It was the 35th time in Major League history that a player has homered in four straight at-bats. Carlos Delgado, then with the Toronto Blue Jays, last did it Sept. 25, 2003. The previous time it was accomplished in the National League was by the Atlanta Braves' Andruw Jones from Sept.7-10, 2002.

Pujols joins Stan Musial (July 7-8, 1962) as the lone Cardinals player to do so.

:dtroll:

JimEdmonds15
04-17-2006, 10:31 PM
Pujols destroying baseballs..

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/afp/20060417/capt.sge.jmq09.170406130956.photo00.photo.default-277x373.jpg

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Albert Pujols is so good and home runs come so naturally to him, he isn't even aware of the history he's making. Pujols tied a major-league record by homering in his fourth consecutive at-bat to account for the St. Louis Cardinals' only runs in a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.

"I don't look at numbers," Pujols said. "I don't know. I didn't know anything about it until you guys (reporters) just brought it up. That's not me. I get locked in on seeing the ball and helping my team win and hopefully do some damage out there. And that's what I did today."

It was the 35th time in Major League history that a player has homered in four straight at-bats. Carlos Delgado, then with the Toronto Blue Jays, last did it Sept. 25, 2003. The previous time it was accomplished in the National League was by the Atlanta Braves' Andruw Jones from Sept.7-10, 2002.

"It's awesome, but we got the win, and that's more important to me," Pujols said. "All the credit today should go to Jason Marquis."

Pujols and the Detroit Tigers' Chris Shelton lead the majors with nine home runs and are just the fourth and fifth players to homer at least nine times in their team's first 13 games.

[More in URL] (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap?gid=260417123)

MUsoxfan
04-17-2006, 11:11 PM
I think it's appropriate to start talking Triple Crown mid-August. Everyone had D. Lee pegged last year, and he only got one of the three

EndemicSox
04-18-2006, 01:47 AM
I just watched this guy crush an up and in, 95 mph fastball, 450 feet down the left field line. This guy is going to break Aaron's record, assuming of course, he stays healthy and he is actually 26 years old, which I doubt. Even if he doesn't he will go down as one of the best hitters in the history of the game. I love Thome and Konerko, but I'd trade both of them to get this kid, but it would probably take a hell of alot more than that to get him.

SoxFan76
04-18-2006, 03:03 AM
I was talking to a Cardinals fan Saturday night. I hope they all aren't like this guy, he was ridiculous.

He called Pujols "currently" the greatest hitter of ALL-TIME! Now Pujols is a beast, that's for damn sure, but there have been better hitters. Potentially? Yes he could become the best hitter of this era. All-time is hard to judge.

Oh yeah, this same guy was saying Rolen is the best third baseman ever to play the game and that Buehrle has all but picked out the size of his Cardinals uniform. :rolleyes:

EndemicSox
04-18-2006, 07:23 AM
I was talking to a Cardinals fan Saturday night. I hope they all aren't like this guy, he was ridiculous.

He called Pujols "currently" the greatest hitter of ALL-TIME! Now Pujols is a beast, that's for damn sure, but there have been better hitters. Potentially? Yes he could become the best hitter of this era. All-time is hard to judge.

Oh yeah, this same guy was saying Rolen is the best third baseman ever to play the game and that Buehrle has all but picked out the size of his Cardinals uniform. :rolleyes:

:D: , lets just hope it's the washed up 44 year old Buehrle!

cbotnyse
04-18-2006, 08:48 AM
who was the last person to hit for the triple crown? and how many times has it happened?.................I think this is one of the hardest things to do in any sport....props to D Lee for coming close....Albert is def capable of doing it, but it is extremely hard to do IMO.....

RKMeibalane
04-18-2006, 10:23 AM
who was the last person to hit for the triple crown? and how many times has it happened?.................I think this is one of the hardest things to do in any sport....props to D Lee for coming close....Albert is def capable of doing it, but it is extremely hard to do IMO.....

Carl Yazstremski in 1967.

downstairs
04-18-2006, 11:14 AM
who was the last person to hit for the triple crown? and how many times has it happened?.................I think this is one of the hardest things to do in any sport....props to D Lee for coming close....Albert is def capable of doing it, but it is extremely hard to do IMO.....


http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/alltime/triplecrown

It's happened 16 times in the history of baseball, going back to 1878.

It has happened only three times since 1950.

It very will may be the most difficult thing to achieve in all of baseball.

VASoxfan1
04-18-2006, 11:18 AM
Not to get off subject, I love watching pujols mainly because he plays the game right (ridicuosly talented and works hard to get even better) and that he's carrying my fantasy baseball team right now.

But how did the cards sign mark mulder to a 4/14.2 mil deal. Thats gotta be more of a steal considering what the market is right now.

batmanZoSo
04-18-2006, 11:51 AM
The guy is amazing. The back of his card is flawless. He started out on top and has remained at that level for 5 years. He's only 25 and he's got 200 homers. He's easily one of the best hitters who ever lived if he stays healthy enough.

2005WorldChamps
04-18-2006, 04:42 PM
i just found out Leron Lee is Derrek lee's UNCLE.

Leon Lee is Derrek's dad.

QCIASOXFAN
04-18-2006, 05:40 PM
I really don't care, last year I just got so sick of hearing about D.Lee though! I think thats just because hes a Cub though. I'll root for Albert, that guy is sick when it comes to hitting.

RKMeibalane
04-18-2006, 07:09 PM
He did it again. That makes ten.

cbotnyse
04-18-2006, 10:56 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlbhist/alltime/triplecrown

It's happened 16 times in the history of baseball, going back to 1878.

It has happened only three times since 1950.

It very will may be the most difficult thing to achieve in all of baseball.

thanks! I thought the award was for the leading the whole league, not just American and/or National league, but that makes sense..... Ted Williams and Roger Hornsby did it twice? thats imppresive.

Hornsby average those 2 years....403....401 Id like to see that in my lifetime

Blueprint1
04-19-2006, 12:34 AM
thanks! I thought the award was for the leading the whole league, not just American and/or National league, but that makes sense..... Ted Williams and Roger Hornsby did it twice? thats imppresive.

Hornsby average those 2 years....403....401 Id like to see that in my lifetime

Ted Williams won the tripple crown and didn't win the MVP I believe.

viagracat
04-19-2006, 10:57 AM
thanks! I thought the award was for the leading the whole league, not just American and/or National league, but that makes sense..... Ted Williams and Roger Hornsby did it twice? thats imppresive.

Hornsby average those 2 years....403....401 Id like to see that in my lifetime

You won't. Modern pitching won't allow it. Also, a guy in the .380s or .390s in the second half of a season gets unbelievable media attention. Can you imagine what would happen if this guy was over .400 in August? He'd never be left alone. Another reason you won't see a .400 average in your lifetime.

HomeFish
04-19-2006, 11:06 AM
He did it again. That makes ten.

Move over, Babe Shelton.

soxinem1
04-20-2006, 01:41 PM
The cards got a bargain on him, or at least it will be in a couple of years.

http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/2004/12/st-louis-cardinals_111971260115041890.html


Absolutely. I remember when they signed him to the extension many ripped the team for making such a large investment in a player with limited experience (at the time), that it would handcuff them payroll wise.

Nobody is saying that now.

HomeFish
04-21-2006, 07:23 PM
In St. Louis tonight, Pujols hit a longball to deep left off Jerome Williams for the 1000th hit of his Major League career.