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Mark Teixeira, Justin Morneau and Prince Fielder

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DL from MN Posted: January 15, 2021 at 11:23 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. kcgard2 Posted: January 16, 2021 at 04:09 PM (#6000135)
Teixeira #78, Prince Fielder #294, Justin Morneau unranked.

I thought Prince Fielder was a fun player to root for. The injury that ended his career prematurely was unfortunate.
   2. bachslunch Posted: January 16, 2021 at 04:31 PM (#6000141)
Mark Teixeira would rank 5th at 1B without David Ortiz, 6th without him. Justin Morneau would be ca. 60th at the position and Prince Fielder about 75th. None are in any danger of making my ballot in the foreseeable future.

   3. Jaack Posted: January 16, 2021 at 04:37 PM (#6000142)
Teixeira is the only one of the trio to make my consideration set, and even then he's down in the 200s. He's about half way between John Olerud and Mark Grace in the 'modern first baseman with a notably good glove' archtype. My system ranks him around Carlos Delgado and Ed Konetchy for first basemen.

The Angels getting him at the deadline in 2008 might be the best deadline acquisition in history if you put all the pieces together. They gave up Casey Kotchman and Stephen Marek, Teixeira absolutely crushed it, and the comp picks they got when he went to the Yankees turned into Mike Trout and Tyler Skaggs, the latter of whom turned into Dan Haren. The Angels decision making since that trade has been substantially less impressive...
   4. cookiedabookie Posted: January 17, 2021 at 04:30 PM (#6000206)
Teixeira is basically tied around the 100th spot, with the likes of Matt Williams, Luis Aparicio, Dennis Martinez, Jamie Moyer, Gil Hodges, Mickey Lolich, Frank Viola, Herb Pennock, Claude Passeau, and Cliff Lee. Morneau and Fielder aren't even in my consideration pool.
   5. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: January 17, 2021 at 09:57 PM (#6000232)
Favorite Prince Fielder moment. Drifts back toward the stands on a foul ball. Play ends with him leaning in front of a fan with a tray of nachos. Fielder takes a nacho chip for a between-pitch snack. True story.
   6. puck Posted: February 15, 2021 at 09:15 PM (#6005263)
#5: I think Rosie O'Donnell made a similar play, but it was a hot dog.

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