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Old 01-07-2018, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
Yes, if you threw todayís players in a time machine and took them back to the 1950s, they would flat-out dominate. Thatís not what this is about. This is about the numbers being put up by replacement-level players today vs. the numbers put up by the replacement-level players of the past. An ERA pushing 5.00 would be a sure-fire ticket out of a starting rotation in those days. Nowadays, guys like that take the ball every fifth day with some frequency.
I agree. I also think if you brought a player like Billy Pierce from the past and gave him access with modern day training/medicine, he'd perform at a very high level.
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