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WhiteSoxFan84
05-08-2006, 03:53 AM
Last Week's Poll
What did WSIville think was the most impressive individual streak in baseball? With 54% of the votes, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak was the answer. Cal Ripken's "Iron Man Streak" was second with 28% of the votes.


This Week's Poll
Recently, Sports Illustrated polled 470 major leaguers and asked them who the most overrated player in baseball was. Their results: Derek Jeter 9%, Carlos Beltran 7%, Alex Rodriguez 6%, and J.D. Drew 5%. Some national commentators said that these stats prove one thing: that these 470 players are jealous of New Yorkers whom make a ton of dough. Now it's WSI's turn, in your opinion, who is the most overrated player in the majors?

MUsoxfan
05-08-2006, 04:03 AM
Beltran. One great playoff run got him over $100m

doublem23
05-08-2006, 04:03 AM
This should be a frickin' landslide, Mr. Kerry "I struck out 20 guys once in my career and have never won more than 14 games in a season yet I am perpetually labeled as an ace on a great rotation, oh and I don't really pitch any more because I'm never healthy enough" Wood.

You need reasons why Jeter's not overrated?

http://davis333.tripod.com/yankee.jpg http://www03.gottahaveit.com/store67/images/catalog/thumbnail/010923A.jpg http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:YRX46UJVVXCN-M:http://shop.tjscollectiblesinc.com/images/a2000nyy.jpg
(I couldn't find a good image of their 1999 World Series ring, but I think my point is made nonetheless).

MUsoxfan
05-08-2006, 04:05 AM
This should be a frickin' landslide, Mr. Kerry "I struck out 20 guys once in my career and have never won more than 14 games in a season yet I am perpetually labeled as an ace on a great rotation, oh and I don't really pitch any more because I'm never healthy enough" Wood.



I would have said the same thing 2 years ago. However, he's barely on the radar now. Cub fans are barely talking about him anymore

voodoochile
05-08-2006, 04:46 AM
I would have said the same thing 2 years ago. However, he's barely on the radar now. Cub fans are barely talking about him anymore

Just wait a few weeks/months and when he is actually in extended Spring Training to get ready to pitch, the hype will start to build, especially if the flubbies are withing striking distance of ANY kind of playoff spot. The way things are going, they are falling out of it really fast because Cards and Reds are on freaking fire, but if the flubbies can be within 7-8 games when Wood starts to get ready, trust me, he'll get LOTS of hype...

ilsox7
05-08-2006, 05:14 AM
Just wait a few weeks/months and when he is actually in extended Spring Training to get ready to pitch, the hype will start to build, especially if the flubbies are withing striking distance of ANY kind of playoff spot. The way things are going, they are falling out of it really fast because Cards and Reds are on freaking fire, but if the flubbies can be within 7-8 games when Wood starts to get ready, trust me, he'll get LOTS of hype...

FYI, he's scheduled to make his 1st start with the Cubs in a week and a half. And he is currently the top headline at knuesports.com for his 5 innings pitched in A ball.

CanBuehrleWait
05-08-2006, 07:21 AM
Beltran. One great playoff run got him over $100m
I agree with this and your post on Woods.

Steelrod
05-08-2006, 08:31 AM
When sure hall of famer Wood gets in, it will establish a benchmark for pitchers.
100 lifetime wins needed for enshrinement!

skottyj242
05-08-2006, 10:08 AM
Sydney Ponson

viagracat
05-08-2006, 11:40 AM
We're all supposed to wait with bated breath at the return of Wood, at least according to the article and big photo of him in Monday's Cubune. He had an impressive start against the Lansing Lugnuts. So yeah, Cubdumb is still living la vida 1998, when "Kid K" stuck out 20 Astros, so he got my vote.

kjhanson
05-08-2006, 12:28 PM
I voted Jeter, although Damon was a close second. Dan Le Batard wrote an article in ESPN Mag this week about Jeter's lack of clutchness. I agree he's a very good baseball player, but he's hardly God's gift to Earth.

samram
05-08-2006, 12:34 PM
Sydney Ponson

I didn't know he was rated.

I went with Wood. People seem to think that as soon as he gets healthy, the Cubs are getting Roger Clemens back. He's never been that good and is better at finding ways not to win games than finding ways to win them.

mwc44
05-08-2006, 01:15 PM
Hawk: There's Russell Crowe. Gladiator was a great movie.
DJ: So was Mystery Alaska, I told you about that movie.
Hawk: Yeah. I haven't seen it.
DJ: Well those are my two favorite Russell Crowe movies
Hawk: My all-time favorite is still.... ET
DJ: He wasn't in that!
Hawk: So? It's still my favorite.
DJ: Can you do an ET impression?
Hawk: No.
DJ: I can.
Hawk: Okay.
DJ: ET Phone Home, ET Phone Home
Hawk: (silence)
DJ: Did you see my finger light up?
Hawk: I'll show you a finger.


:rolling: Who cares about the poll... this is better stuff! Great sig, 84!:rolling:

0o0o0
05-08-2006, 05:22 PM
Definitely Varitek

CubsfansareDRUNK
05-08-2006, 05:24 PM
just look on the front page of cubune sports section today. There you have it.

sullythered
05-08-2006, 05:30 PM
I don't understand the concept of "overrated." Who is doing the rating? I would need to see these ratings in order to understand if they are apt. I can say who is valuable to his team, and that is certainly Derek Jeter. If our World Series Championship showed us anything, it's that the numbers don't necessarilly make the player. Also, I'm glad Ichiro has no votes (as of this post) but I really don't understand why a career .330 plus hitter is even on the list.

WhiteSoxFan84
05-08-2006, 05:33 PM
I don't understand the concept of "overrated." Who is doing the rating? I would need to see these ratings in order to understand if they are apt. I can say who is valuable to his team, and that is certainly Derek Jeter. If our World Series Championship showed us anything, it's that the numbers don't make the player. Also, I'm glad Ichiro has no votes (as of this post) but I really don't understand why a career .330 plus hitter is even on the list.

Why must you take the difficult route??! :D:

OK, let me explain it in my terms; the guy who the media/scouts/fans/etc. pump up as this great, larger than life talent but when you sit there and look at him and what he's done/what he's doing, he really is NOT that big of a deal.

This is why I voted for Joe Mauer. The guy was drafted ahead of Mark Prior (both teams have to be disappointed so far) and everyone made a huge deal out of him and how has potential to be the greatest catcher of all-time. He makes solid contact but his HRs and RBIs are nowhere near what I heard they would be. He plays solid defense, but I'm just disappointed so far. Hopefully in the future he shines like everyone said he would and hopefully it's somewhere outside of Minnesota (can we say Jorge Posada's replacement?).

FedEx227
05-08-2006, 11:28 PM
I voted the Idiot, Johnny Damon.

While he does get on-base plenty, I don't see him being the huge catalyst everyone (aka ESPN) claims he is. .340-.350 OBP isn't bad for a leadoff man, but its equal to Podsednik who everyone thinks needs to get draw more walks and get on base more. Add in the fact, that while he steals hes not a really annoyance on the base-paths the likes of Pods.

Don't even start with his outfield skills, Bengie Molina could tag up from 2nd to home on a Damon throw.

MUsoxfan
05-09-2006, 12:00 AM
I voted the Idiot, Johnny Damon.

While he does get on-base plenty, I don't see him being the huge catalyst everyone (aka ESPN) claims he is. .340-.350 OBP isn't bad for a leadoff man, but its equal to Podsednik who everyone thinks needs to get draw more walks and get on base more. Add in the fact, that while he steals hes not a really annoyance on the base-paths the likes of Pods.

Don't even start with his outfield skills, Bengie Molina could tag up from 2nd to home on a Damon throw.

The legend of Johnny Damon is much more impressive than the actual Johnny Damon

QCIASOXFAN
05-09-2006, 12:25 AM
I didn't know he was rated.

I went with Wood. People seem to think that as soon as he gets healthy, the Cubs are getting Roger Clemens back. He's never been that good and is better at finding ways not to win games than finding ways to win them. I went with good old Woody also. He has never won more than 14 games in a season and has been hurt for like the last 3 years, yet still leads the Cubs in payroll at 14 mill a year. He still seems to get all the attention though and for the last 3 years I have been telling Cubs fans hes a poor mans Buerhle.

PKalltheway
05-09-2006, 12:39 AM
Kerry Wood. His reputation basically comes from a 20 strikeout game he had 8 years ago. What has he done since then other than get hurt? Geez, at least Prior got more than 14 wins in a season before.