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pearso66
03-20-2002, 01:21 PM
thomas "blended" (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/inside_game/tom_verducci/news/2002/03/19/insider/)

piazza is right behind him, but just goes to show, he does deserve the hall

DVG
03-20-2002, 01:25 PM
Frank Thomas is my favorite player. He is to the White Sox what
Ted Williams is to Boston and Joe DiMaggio is to the Yankees.
But, forgive me, I think he is on the downside of his career and
will have a mediocre season.

pearso66
03-20-2002, 01:28 PM
im not saying he's gonna have a tremendous year, im just saying with what all he's done so far, it was enough to put 17 others with similar numbers in the hall, so in that outlook, he deserves to be in

kermittheefrog
03-20-2002, 01:36 PM
This doesn't even take into account Frank's 100 walks a year, he really is the ideal hitter when he's on. Edgar Martinez and Jason Giambi fit the same mold without quite reaching Frank's level.

RichH55
03-20-2002, 02:17 PM
Originally posted by DVG
Frank Thomas is my favorite player. He is to the White Sox what
Ted Williams is to Boston and Joe DiMaggio is to the Yankees.
But, forgive me, I think he is on the downside of his career and
will have a mediocre season.


But what to you is a medicore year for Frank? 100 BB, .315 BA, and 30 HR? That would spell a mediocre year for Frank to me, and thats still pretty damn good....I think the root of his two off peak years were personal not physical, so a return to his MVP form of 2000(i know he didnt get the award), would in no way be out of the question

Nellsin
03-20-2002, 03:34 PM
I was curious about the statement in this article that two players had had two "double top ten" seasons before they turned 30. So I checked it out, and Frank had five before he turned 30 on 5/16/98:

YEAR AVG HR
91 7th 5th
92 3rd 15th
93 6th 3rd
94 3rd 2nd
95 13th 2nd
96 2nd 8th
97 1st 7th

He's in great company no matter how you slice it.