|01-19-2005, 04:55 PM||#1|
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Dean Palmer's Comeback
I see that the Tigers (who had no room for Eric Munson) are giving Dean Palmer a shot at a comeback at age 36 - when he has not played a full season of big league ball since 2000.
Palmer had some terrible injuries - the bicep thing was ugly. So, it would be nice for him if he could come back. Just for the heck of it, I looked up 1990's AL sluggers to see where he fell:
That's a lot of power for Palmer - with nothing to really show for it in terms of production.
Don't you have to have once been something before you come back?
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|01-20-2005, 01:17 AM||#2|
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Dean Palmer is one of those power hitters that I never really considered a "good" hitter. He's not the only one on that list, either. Danny Tartabull is another. One of those "derives most of his offensive worth from HR production" types.
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|01-20-2005, 03:09 AM||#3|
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That's a little harsh on Palmer, it's not his fault he got so many injuries (although I understand what you're saying in general). It's like Robb Nen; everyone pretty much assumes he's done, yet the Rockies have decided that he may have some hurling left in him. I say more power to them if these players can earn some dough and try to make a comeback. And in my opinion, no, you don't have to have done anything significant to "come back". Even average players returning from major injuries are to be admired. An "average" MLB baseball player is waaay better than the vast majority of us at their profession, after all.
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