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Old 08-20-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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I nominate Maris.
Plus one!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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I think suspensions should stay at 50 games for first offense,but give the team the option to renegotiate players Contract.
That may have deterred people like A-rod!
Imagine if Yankees were legally allowed to go after Alex and get their 200m back
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:54 AM
 
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I'm so glad all of this blew up in his face. He'd become to cocky.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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If the season ended today, the NL batting champion would be the absent Melkman. Andrew McCutchen has slipped to .344, two points behind Cabrera who is frozen at .346.

There is no chance that we will have to hold our noses and award the batting title to Melky. He compiled 501 plate appearances, a mere one pa short of the 502 needed to qualify for the batting crown. It makes me wonder if the timing of MLB's move against Cabrera was influenced by wanting to prevent the possibility of a testosterone fueled champion.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If the season ended today, the NL batting champion would be the absent Melkman. Andrew McCutchen has slipped to .344, two points behind Cabrera who is frozen at .346.

There is no chance that we will have to hold our noses and award the batting title to Melky. He compiled 501 plate appearances, a mere one pa short of the 502 needed to qualify for the batting crown. It makes me wonder if the timing of MLB's move against Cabrera was influenced by wanting to prevent the possibility of a testosterone fueled champion.
That is not how it works. If you are short the plate appearances they add them to your total with no hits. So for Melky that would add an 0-1 to get him to 502 plate appearances.

Notwithstanding the foregoing requirement of minimum appearances at the plate, any player with fewer than the required number of plate appearances whose average would be the highest, if he were charged with the required number of plate appearances shall be awarded the batting, slugging or on-base percentage championship, as the case may be.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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That is not how it works. If you are short the plate appearances they add them to your total with no hits. So for Melky that would add an 0-1 to get him to 502 plate appearances.

Notwithstanding the foregoing requirement of minimum appearances at the plate, any player with fewer than the required number of plate appearances whose average would be the highest, if he were charged with the required number of plate appearances shall be awarded the batting, slugging or on-base percentage championship, as the case may be.
Oh, okay. So Melky could wind up the NL batting champion.

Wouldn't that be terrific for MLB?

I recall that in 1974, Dick Allen quit on the White Sox with two weeks left in the season, some personal dispute involving Ron Santo who had come over from the Cubs for a last hurrah season. Despite his walkout, Allen's 32 home runs were still enough to lead the AL that year.

Of course that was Allen voluntarily walking out, not a suspension by MLB.

In 1990, Willie McGee won the NL batting title with a .335 average even though he spent the final month of that season in the AL playing for the A's where he batted .274.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Giants with Melky Cabrera:
64-53 .547

Giants since Cabrera suspension:
14-8 .636
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:55 PM
 
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Melky looking stronger for the NL batting crown. Andrew McCutchen has slipped to .341 in the last few days while the Melkman has been holding steady at .346. Buster Posey is a distant third at .325.

Adding in the one penalty at bat, Cabrera's final mark is .3456521, or .346 for the record books.

Melky will lead all MLB, not just the NL. Mike Trout leads the AL at .330.

I've noticed that on Cabrera's ESPN page, as well as on all ESPN pages at the moment, this ad appears:
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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I wish he had found the joy of steroids when he played for Atlanta...he sucked. He was a completely different player this year.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Melky looking stronger for the NL batting crown. Andrew McCutchen has slipped to .341 in the last few days while the Melkman has been holding steady at .346. Buster Posey is a distant third at .325.

Adding in the one penalty at bat, Cabrera's final mark is .3456521, or .346 for the record books.

Melky will lead all MLB, not just the NL. Mike Trout leads the AL at .330.

I've noticed that on Cabrera's ESPN page, as well as on all ESPN pages at the moment, this ad appears:
EXCLUSIVE: Melky Cabrera ruled ineligible to win batting crown
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SAN FRANCISCO In an unprecedented agreement between Major League Baseball and union officials, suspended Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera will be ruled ineligible to win the 2012 NL batting title, sources told CSNBayArea.com.
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