Originally posted by TheSixthRing:Originally posted by ninerlifer:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by ninerlifer:Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by itlynstalyn:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
All the picks have been fine thus far. However, there should never be an all time MLB draft where the first 2 picks werent Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. They are the best 2 players to ever play the game in my opinion.
I think Bonds, Williams, Mays and Ruth all have good arguments. I just don't think there can ever be a consensus number one considering how drastically the game has changed since its inception.
I think Mays would have hit 800 homeruns if he hadnt missed 2 seasons to military and played in the toughest park in baseball for a RH hitter to hit homers.
Bonds simply was not in the class of Ruth, Mays, Williams, or Gehrig until the roid era. Sorry, but its true.
That's a fair argument.
Bonds had already won multiple MVPs by the time his head grew 3 sizes to big, you can throw him in the argument...
I dont think that is necessarily true. Bonds was a great player obviously but not one of the greatest ever to play until he had help. There are others who have won multiple MVPs who would never be in that discussion.
Listen, Bonds was a great player before the roid era. No doubt he was first ballot HOF. I just dont think he is in the class of the top 4-5 players of all time. However, What IF just looks at one year and doesnt consider the roids era so he probably would be the top pick given that.
What if Bonds had won a championship? How would you view him? Because he and Mays were the greatest 5 tool players EVER.
Well these guys are the greatest 4 Tool players EVER!
Ahhh, yes they are, yes they are!!!!!!!!! Nice one Sixth.