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Favorite "What Ifs" of all time in the MLB


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#1 mrfrood

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:26 PM

What if the 1994 Strike never happened? Would Tony Gwynn had batted .400+? Would the Expos have won the World Series?

What if Josh Hamilton never gotten into drugs?

What are your favorite What Ifs?

#2 deuce4off

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

What if the Red Sox never traded Babe Ruth

What if Steve Bartman doesn't go to that Cubs/Marlins game

What if Dwight Gooden never used cocaine

What if the players allowed the fight between Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura play out

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:38 PM

What if the Tigers don't trade prospect John Smoltz for Doyle Alexander?
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:49 PM

Also what do you guys think would have happened with the scenarios you list?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

what if the Mets didn't always suck? what if Omar Minaya had gotten into soccer as a young boy?

Edited by jsp2014, 24 July 2014 - 09:52 PM.

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I will never draft Francisco Liriano ever again.

#6 My Dinner With Andre

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:51 PM

What if Derek Jeter doesn't get drafted by the Yankees?

Now that would have shaken up MLB history. Think about it.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

What if Ken Griffey Jr stays healthy for his entire career?
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 09:52 PM

What if Prior and Wood maintained their health.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

What if Eric Davis stayed healthy?
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:04 PM

What if I never played my first fantasy league?

What is Bartman lost his keys that day?

What if none of my pitchers went on the DL?

What if Bartolo Colon wasn't fat?


Everybody panic

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

What if I never played my first fantasy league?

What is Bartman lost his keys that day?

What if none of my pitchers went on the DL?

What if Bartolo Colon wasn't fat?


The world would cease to exist.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:06 PM

Hmmm, probably the greatest "what if" in MLB history in my mind: What if the color barrier never existed? Over half of baseball's current history occurred before Jackie Robinson played his first game. What players would be household names, legends even, that are completely unknown today?
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Baseball: 12 Team ~ H2H 5x5 ~ Redraft                                                                                             Basketball: 12 Team ~ H2H 8cat ~ 9 Keepers
C:  Derek Norris, Blake Swihart                                                                                                     PG: Reggie Jackson, Deron Williams, Marcus Smart
1B: Prince Fielder, Eric Hosmer, Mark Teixeira                                                                              SG: Jimmy Butler, Andrew Wiggins, Khris Middleton
2B: Daniel Murphy, Luis Valbuena                                                                                                  SF: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Robert Covington
3B: Chase Headley                                                                                                                        PF: Thaddeus Young, Mason Plumlee
SS: Jhonny Peralta, Jimmy Rollins                                                                                                  C:  Andre Drummond, Robin Lopez, Timofey Mozgov
OF: Andrew McCutchen, Ryan Braun, Starling Marte, Mookie Betts, Denard Span                             IR: Chris Bosh, Larry Sanders
DH: Chris Carter
P:   David Price, Jordan Zimmerman, Garrett Richards, Michael Pineda, Trevor Bauer, Carlos Marinez, AJ Burnett, Shane Greene, Jimmy Nelson

DL: Jose Fernandez, Justin Verlander


#13 jsp2014

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:08 PM

what if Bonds never juiced? what if steroids were never invented?!


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:14 PM

What if Goose Gossage shaved his stache?

What is that ball never bounced off Cansecos head for a HR?

What if Chris Davis is the biggest fantasy bust of all time?

What if Kevin Quackenbush and Cal Clutterbuck ran for President and VP? -- I love the idea of a Quackenbush-Clutterbuck ticket!

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:15 PM

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

did she get implants?

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:20 PM

tony gwynn only played over 150 games like 5 times in his career.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:22 PM


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:24 PM

I think about how different it would be if you changed the dimensions of the field even a little bit. 80 feet for baselines, or 100 feet. Steals would be automatic, or impossible. What would the best hitters bat from 55 feet? .050? If that? 90 mph would be what, 105 mph? 95 would be 115ish? It's not a perfect correlation distance to speed, it's worse than that. You can really only see 90 mph for part of the way to plate, and you'd be taking 5 feet off whatever that distance is, rather than 5 feet off 60.
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Posted 24 July 2014 - 10:26 PM

^^^ that's why it's the perfect game. part of why anyway




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