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    Top 10 Players by Decade-1990s

    This is a new project I thought of that I think would be fun, and it's simple. It may also provide a reference to the ongoing top level talent debates we have going here. The rules are simple-make up a top 10 list of the best players by decade. Your first man will receive 12 points, your 2nd man 9, your 3rd man 8, and so on.

    I will total up the points in about a week, and the consensus top 10 list for that decade will be listed.

    The criteria is based only on the decade in question. Example-For this poll, judge just what the player did in the years 1990-1999, and the same will be true for all the polls (like the 1980s poll will only be about years 1980-1989, 1970s 1970-1979, and so on).

    Also, this poll is only for position players. No pitchers.

    We'll start with the 1990s, and move our way back through history. So, please post your top 10 players of the 1990s. I hope this project will be enjoyable and we have many people participate.

    Have fun!
    Last edited by 538280; 04-26-2006 at 06:39 PM.

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    I'll start the voting:

    1.Barry Bonds
    2.Frank Thomas
    3.Jeff Bagwell
    4.Mike Piazza
    5.Ken Griffey Jr.
    6.Craig Biggio
    7.Roberto Alomar
    8.Barry Larkin
    9.Mark McGwire
    10.Albert Belle
    Last edited by 538280; 04-27-2006 at 05:29 AM.

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    --I'm not a huge fan of decade teams, since they favor players who just happen to have their career centered on an arbitrary 10 year window. That said;
    1) Barry Bonds - no contest
    2) Mike Piazza
    3) Ken Griffey
    4) Frank Thomas
    5) Jeff Bagwell
    6) Roberto Alomar
    7) Craig Biggio
    8) Albert Belle
    9) Barry Larkin
    10) Sammy Sosa

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    1. Barry Bonds
    2. Ken Griffey Jr
    3. Frank Thomas
    4. Jeff Bagwell
    5. Mark McGwire
    6. Sammy Sosa
    7. Juan Gonzalez
    8. Rafael Palmeiro
    9. Fred McGriff
    10. Mike Piazza

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    My rankings (+ average z-score based on my "five tool" formula)

    1 Bonds (1.15)
    2 F Thomas (.6495)
    3 Griffey Jr. (.6413)
    4 McGwire (.5336)
    5 Piazza (.451)
    6 Bagwell (.439)
    7 B Larkin (.221)
    8 R Alomar (.1855)
    9 A Rodriguez (.124)
    10 I Rodriguez (.0682)

    Also close: J Gonzalez, A Belle, M Williams

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    Barry Bonds
    Frank Thomas
    Mike Piazza
    Ken Griffey Jr
    Albert Belle
    Jeff Bagwell
    Craig Biggio
    Roberto Alomar
    Rafael Palmerio
    Mark McGwire

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    To avoid the usual problem of too many 1B and corner outfielders, I'll try to make up a team, including a DH and a fourth outfielder to make it 10.

    C - Piazza
    1B - Bagwell
    2B - Alomar
    SS - ARod (even not using him for half the decade, who was better? Omar Vizquel for ten years?)
    3B - Chipper Jones (same story...)
    LF - Bonds
    CF -Juan Gone (if defense means nothing. Otherwise, Ellis Burks?)
    RF- Paul O'Neill
    DH - Frank Thomas
    Extra outfielder - both my centerfielders
    Last edited by Gee Walker; 04-26-2006 at 08:29 PM.

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    1. Barry Bonds
    2. Ken Griffey Jr.
    3. Ivan Rodriguez
    4. Roberto Alomar
    5. Frank Thomas
    6. Jeff Bagwell
    7. Mike Piazza
    8. Albert Belle
    9. Craig Biggio
    10.Juan Gonzalez
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    1.) Bonds
    2.) Bagwell
    3.) Thomas
    4.) Griffey
    5.) Biggio
    6.) Mcgwire
    7.) Alomar
    8.) Palmerio
    9.) Larkin
    10.) Gywnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by 538280
    I'll start the voting:

    1.Barry Bonds
    2.Frank Thomas
    3.Jeff Bagwell
    4.Craig Biggio
    5.Ken Griffey Jr.
    6.Roberto Alomar
    7.Barry Larkin
    8.Mark McGwire
    9.Rafael Palmerio
    10.Albert Belle
    538380:
    I respect your opinions and you often make very insightful posts. But Biggio over Griffey is absolutele atrocious. How can you possibly justify that pick? You have to have some sort of bias against him, because that pick is just uncalled for.

    My list:

    1) Barry Bonds
    2) Ken Griffey
    3) Frank Thomas
    4) Mark McGwire
    5) Mike Piazza
    6) Jeff Bagwell
    7) Roberto Alomar
    8) Albert Belle
    9) I-Rod
    10) Barry Larkin

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    I am suprised at how many people are picking McGwire concidering he was awful in 1991, missed over a month in 1992, barely played in 1993 or 1994, missed two months in 1995, one more in 1996 and his only healthy seasons, 97-99 are of course surrounded by the steroid cloud. I though to be on of the best players of a decade, it might help to acctualy play a lot.
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    I for one did not make it a requirement that the player play all ten full seasons during the decade. Regardless of how you slice it, McGwire hit 405 homers during the decade, and he was just in general an offensive monster.

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    Are we limited to choosing position players, or can pitchers be considered?

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    1.Barry Bonds
    2.Frank Thomas
    3.Ken Griffey Jr.
    4.Mike Piazza
    5.Jeff Bagwell
    6.Edgar Martinez
    7.Roberto Alomar
    8.Ivan Rodriguez
    9.Craig Biggio
    10.Chipper JOnes
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    1990s:

    1: Barry Bonds
    2: Frank Thomas
    3: Ken Griffey Jr.
    4: Mike Piazza
    5: Edgar Martinez
    6: Jeff Bagwell
    7: Mark McGwire
    8: Robby Alomar
    9; Craig Biggio
    10: Rafael Palmeiro

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    Wow Matt....our lists are so close I copied yours to make mine!

    1: Barry Bonds
    2: Frank Thomas
    3: Ken Griffey Jr.
    4: Mike Piazza
    5: Jeff Bagwell
    6: Mark McGwire
    7: Edgar Martinez
    8: Barry Larkin
    9: Craig Biggio
    10: Roberto Alomar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pghfan987
    538380:
    I respect your opinions and you often make very insightful posts. But Biggio over Griffey is absolutele atrocious. How can you possibly justify that pick? You have to have some sort of bias against him, because that pick is just uncalled for.
    I don't really like Griffey much, I think he is horribly overrated (search for some of my posts on him). I was making this list based on the lists of players by Win Shares, and that actually shows Griffey behind Biggio. I guess I should give in to traditional knowledge and put Griffey ahead though. I've always thought WS does overrate Biggio.

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    1. Barry Bonds
    2. Frank Thomas
    3. Mark McGwire
    4. Jeff Bagwell
    5. Ken Griffey Jr
    6. Edgar Martinez
    7. Rafael Palmeiro
    8. Albert Belle
    9. Craig Biggio
    10. Mike Piazza
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    When i have to vote for the best players on a certain period, i cannot vote for players that have played for half of it, even if your name is Alex Rodriguez. Therefore, my top 10 players for the 1990 decade have to play for the whole decade. They are, in order:

    1. Barry Bonds. (I'm not voting because all this pre-roids Bonds loving lately. I picked him back in 1999, and i did it again)

    2. Ken Griffey Jr. (This was everyone's favorite)

    3. Frank Thomas. (He'd be number one, if he had 1998 and 1999 healthy)

    4. Tony Gwynn. (The best hitter of my lifetime)

    5. Mark Grace. (How can you not mention this guy?)

    6. Roberto Alomar. (Best span decade for the second basemen)

    7. Rafael Palmeiro. (The most consistent player of the decade, then we found out he cheated)

    8. Mark Mcgwire. (He was injured from 1993-1995, yet still made the cut)

    9. Craig Biggio. (The switch to 2b helped his career)

    10. Sammy Sosa. (If Big Mac is in, why isn't he?)
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    This brings back memories of my all-decade teams. Too bad that project didn't pan out.
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