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Consistent1
06-16-2009, 11:12 PM
Most likely not a popular topic, but what do you think? He had another nice night tonight. Doesn't just swing for the fences. If you ask me, it could be possible.

tk13
06-16-2009, 11:22 PM
Sure helps that he missed a month. Going to make it a lot easier for him to get to the All-Star break at or above .400... and then the chase really starts. But it's still going to be tough to do.

Ultra Peanut
06-16-2009, 11:27 PM
lol no

Reaper16
06-16-2009, 11:28 PM
nope.

Consistent1
06-16-2009, 11:35 PM
Sure helps that he missed a month. Going to make it a lot easier for him to get to the All-Star break at or above .400... and then the chase really starts. But it's still going to be tough to do.

For sure on the month thing, but he will end up qualifying at the end of the year. I have a funny feeling about this one.

alnorth
06-16-2009, 11:42 PM
not a chance in Hades

tk13
06-17-2009, 12:03 AM
For sure on the month thing, but he will end up qualifying at the end of the year. I have a funny feeling about this one.
Yeah I know he'll probably qualify easily... I think I meant as more of a mental thing... you get to the ASB at .400 and it really becomes a hot topic, and he's got a great shot to do that. But it's still gonna take a great year to do it regardless.

BWillie
06-17-2009, 01:18 AM
Yes, because he won't won't have an ungodly at bats. The questions is "COULD" he, not will he. Of course he could. He's a great player and he's looking to peak in the next 4 years of his career. He does not Arod's cousin, which seems to be helping him be on pace for 45 home runs this year when is previous high was like 11.

Lonewolf Ed
06-17-2009, 06:58 AM
Here's a question. Wouldn't it be nice if half the team would hit over .240? :cuss:

wild1
06-17-2009, 07:01 AM
He probably has a better chance because of the missed month of at-bats, but I'll still say no. He's a fantastic hitter but no.

Ari Chi3fs
06-17-2009, 07:16 AM
Here's why Joe Mauer rocks at hitting.

http://www.sklzstore.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=95

blaise
06-17-2009, 07:22 AM
Maybe if he DHs a lot and saves wear on his body. Obviously the odds are against it, but who knows?

MIAdragon
06-17-2009, 08:48 AM
I hope not, if he does his next contract will be even more ludicrous than it is already going to be.

**any reason this thread has a Royal icon?**

ChiTown
06-17-2009, 09:00 AM
Sure helps that he missed a month. Going to make it a lot easier for him to get to the All-Star break at or above .400... and then the chase really starts. But it's still going to be tough to do.

Yep

Brett only played in 117 games in 1980 when he hit .390 (was injured for most of June and half of July). That said, he still had 118 RBI's. Pretty amazing. Also amazing was that he only stuck out 22 times in 449 AB's. :eek:

ChiTown
06-17-2009, 09:10 AM
For those interested in looking at GB's chase at .400 on a game-by-game basis, hit this link

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/hittinglogs.php?p=brettge01&y=1980

Deberg_1990
06-17-2009, 09:14 AM
Didnt Tony Gywnn and Todd Helton also make it close to .400 ??

Consistent1
06-17-2009, 09:18 AM
I hope not, if he does his next contract will be even more ludicrous than it is already going to be.

**any reason this thread has a Royal icon?**


Just for baseball in general, and they are in the same division as the Royals. It's loose, but I don't see the harm in that small detail. He is going to benefit from having Morneau in that line up also. Someone mentioned a high homer pace. I think that if his home runs get high that his chances would fall. He would just have to be killing everything to go yard that often and stay over .400 . Lots of line drive singles and doubles with an occasional power pop would give him the best chance. Basically putting everything on a rope and getting elevation here and there. He has always been a high average dude that never plays near all the games in a season. I smell a Chipper Jones style batting title and a legit push at 4.

Consistent1
06-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Didnt Tony Gywnn and Todd Helton also make it close to .400 ??

Helton's 2000 was unreal. Over 40 homers, almost 150 RBI's and he fell off toward the end and only hit .372. His homer numbers went up the next year, but his average went down, but those two years were crazy. He wasn't just slapping stuff in the gaps like Ichiro when he hit over .370. Cue up the steroids stuff on this post....

chiefs1111
06-17-2009, 09:32 AM
I don't think he will.

ChiTown
06-17-2009, 09:34 AM
Didnt Tony Gywnn and Todd Helton also make it close to .400 ??

Gwynn was amazingly consistent from start to end in 1994 (strike shortened season). He never had his BA above .400 after mid May though. Again, he was just amazing the whole year.

Brett had an amzing 3 months of baseball batting .472, .494 and .430 in the months of June, July and August.

Helton, in 2000, had his average in mid June at .400, and flirted with it until the start of September.

Consistent1
06-17-2009, 09:48 AM
Gwynn was amazingly consistent from start to end in 1994 (strike shortened season). He never had his BA above .400 after mid May though. Again, he was just amazing the whole year.

Brett had an amzing 3 months of baseball batting .472, .494 and .430 in the months of June, July and August.

Helton, in 2000, had his average in mid June at .400, and flirted with it until the start of September.

Yeah, Gwynn hit over .350 7 times. He missed quite a few games in most of those years also. That 2000 year by Helton was playing 160 games with 42 homers, 59 doubles and 216 hits and over 100 walks and a measly 147 RBI's. Oh yeah, his OPS was only 1.162. Crazy year. Gwynn was Gwynn but with the bases empty that single wasn't ever going to kill you.

Consistent1
06-17-2009, 10:03 AM
This doesn't really matter to this topic, but I am bored and looking at stats, so whatever. If Barry Bonds hadn't had a .999 OPS in 2006, he would have had 16 straight years to the very END of his career at over 1.000. That is crazy. If he didn't get walked so much, Bonds would have hit over .400 with nice power numbers a couple times IMO. His RBI's were never that crazy because other than just not pitching to the dude, most hardly ever did it with guys on base. He had to have screwed up at times getting impatient. Yeah, his discipline was awesome, but he had to have taken some bad hacks in spite of all his success. He did all of that with the specialized relief pitching of the modern era. I get tired of the old-timer crap about all the complete games and shit. I don't care about the steroid stuff, at least he did that versus getting into legal problems off the diamond. I love Adam Dunn for example, but Barry was not that type of power guy. In the end Bonds got shorted of at the very least 50 homers to top off that record due to being the focus of the witchhunt. Amazing.

blaise
06-17-2009, 10:09 AM
This doesn't really matter to this topic, but I am bored and looking at stats, so whatever. If Barry Bonds hadn't had a .999 OPS in 2006, he would have had 16 straight years to the very END of his career at over 1.000. That is crazy. If he didn't get walked so much, Bonds would have hit over .400 with nice power numbers a couple times IMO. His RBI's were never that crazy because other than just not pitching to the dude, most hardly ever did it with guys on base. He had to have screwed up at times getting impatient. Yeah, his discipline was awesome, but he had to have taken some bad hacks in spite of all his success. He did all of that with the specialized relief pitching of the modern era. I get tired of the old-timer crap about all the complete games and shit. I don't care about the steroid stuff, at least he did that versus getting into legal problems off the diamond. I love Adam Dunn for example, but Barry was not that type of power guy. In the end Bonds got shorted of at the very least 50 homers to top off that record due to being the focus of the witchhunt. Amazing.


Well, then he shouldn't have juiced and he could be adored by everyone. He made his own bed by doing what he did.

Consistent1
06-17-2009, 02:19 PM
Yahoo put up a story today after I was thinking about this also.

http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/blog/roto_arcade/post/Joe-Mauer-and-the-path-to-400;_ylt=Ag.ThbanqlRSErYpH._BGL45nYcB?urn=fantasy,170848

Buck
06-17-2009, 02:22 PM
Gwynn ended up with a .394 in 1994.

Its too bad that the strike happened in his prime, he could have done it that year.

Mr. Krab
06-17-2009, 02:36 PM
75% of our guys can't make .250 :shake:

bkkcoh
06-17-2009, 03:59 PM
If he played a position other then catcher, I would say he would have a better chance. Catcher is a tough position to play for an entire year and then sustain that kind of success at the plate.

Bowser
06-17-2009, 04:02 PM
He would have to keep an average of 3 for 5 the rest of the year, or something. No way he gets there.

Consistent1
06-17-2009, 04:12 PM
He would have to keep an average of 3 for 5 the rest of the year, or something. No way he gets there.

Huh? He is already hitting over .420. 4 for 10 will do it the rest of the way, not 6 for 10. That is a pretty big difference.

doomy3
06-17-2009, 04:15 PM
He would have to keep an average of 3 for 5 the rest of the year, or something. No way he gets there.

:doh!:

Delano
06-17-2009, 05:12 PM
He is so fun to watch. I'm lucky I get to watch him nearly every night.

Batting champion, gold glove, great game manager, local MN kid.

You just can't get any better.