Here’s Something To Make Your Brain Explode

Justin July 14, 2010 5

Braves catcher Brian McCann was voted MVP of last night’s All Star game. McCann’s a career .291 hitter who averages about 90 RBI a season. Not bad, but certainly not someone you will sit your children down to talk about 30 years from now.

He has now played in 5 All Star Games.

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Brewers Hall of Famer Robin Yount starred as both a shortstop and, later, a centerfielder. He had more than 3,100 hits over a 20 year career and won 2 American League MVP awards.

Robin Yount played in 3 All Star Games.

5 Comments »

  1. Mike July 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm -

    I’ve read this 5 times now and I’m still not exactly sure what your point is.

    Are you saying:

    -Brian McCann doesn’t deserve to be a 5-time All-Star?

    OR

    -Brian McCann is on the fast-track to HOF?

    OR

    -Brian McCann should have more than one AS MVP since he’s been 5 times?

    What are you saying??

    Enlighten me!

  2. Robert July 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm -

    Ur an idiot! McCann is a CATCHER fool! And those are great offensive numbers for a catcher. What an absolute idiot!

  3. John July 15, 2010 at 7:29 am -

    Only 90 RBIs? Do you watch baseball? Let me clear this up for you. Catchers play 130 – 140 games a year. That projects to well over 100 RBIs if he was a position player getting 155- 160 starts. Also, why in the hell would you focus on RBIs? Here are the career numbers for Johnny Bench, widely considered the greatest catcher of all time:

    G 2158 AB 7658
    H 2048 R 1091
    HR 389 RBI 1376
    SB 68 AVG .267
    SLG .476 OBP .342
    OPS .817 OPS+ 118.1

    McCann is a career .291 hitter with a .359 OBP, both better than Bench. Also, he is averaging 20 homers a year in his first five years. To get back to your irrelevant RBI argument, Bench averaged 86 RBI per year. Sooo, I’m not saying that McCann is Johnny Bench (yet), but he is certainly deserving of his all star selections, and he is CLUTCH!!! See 2010 All-Star game as well as 2005 NLDS home run off of Clemens. I can’t wait to get this guy back in the playoffs.

  4. Brian July 16, 2010 at 12:27 pm -

    “Here’s something that will make your Brain explode”

    Hopefully your did!!!

  5. Brian July 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm -

    Hopefully yours did

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