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Gameinformer has posted an interview with Joe Mauer, cover athlete for MLB '10: The Show.

Quote:
GI: "Have you had to correct the developers on anything?"

Joe: "Not really; they're pretty spot-on with everything. I got my hands on [the game], and I played an inning. I was playing myself, and I struck out. I think that was more of a user problem than anything, though. [Laughs]"

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# 1 bp4baseball @ 02/03/10 03:05 PM
Good read, thanks
 
# 2 Shakedowncapo @ 02/03/10 03:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TribeFan80
I can't wait to hit with Mauer...and I'm an Indians fan...I think he is hands down the 2nd best hitter in MLB (behind Albert P)
Sorry, that would be Ichiro.
 
# 3 Mercury53 @ 02/03/10 04:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TribeFan80
If Ichiro was better than Mauer, he'd be on the cover...and no reason to be sorry.
Now that's simply not true. The best players aren't on the covers, just really good ones. If we use your logic then Albert P should be on the cover, because he is the best hitter. Why would The Show go for second best? Ichiro is the best contact hitter in the game and if wanted to hit for power he could but he doesn't. Mauer is the best catcher in the game, not the best hitter, or second best. I hope I made that clear, I am really tired.
 
# 4 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/03/10 04:13 PM
Ichiro is definitely the best contact hitter in all of baseball, and can be argued in a very tiny select list of best of all time. And take that from a Red Sox fan who knows full well of a one Ted Williams.
 
# 5 aukevin @ 02/03/10 04:17 PM
The title thread made me laugh a little:

"GI: Joe Mauer The Show inteview"
 
# 6 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/03/10 04:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottdau
Willie Mays > Ted Wlliams.
Pa-lease.

 
# 7 bukktown @ 02/03/10 04:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aukevin
The title thread made me laugh a little:

"GI: Joe Mauer The Show inteview"
Yeah I thought that was funny too
 
# 8 marinerz @ 02/03/10 04:35 PM
Morneau doesn't touch Mauer's batting prowess. Not even close.
 
# 9 Mercury53 @ 02/03/10 04:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TribeFan80
I agree my coverboy logic is off, but I was trying to make a point that Mauer is better hitter than Ichiro.

But you certainly did not make yourself clear - what you are saying is that Ichiro could hit for more power but for some odd reason he chooses not too??? Yeah that is as clear as mud.

Let me breakdown last years stas between Mauer and Ichiro.
Mauer:
BA .365
HR 28
RBI 96
OPS 1.031

Ichiro:
BA .352
HR 11
RBI 46
OPS .851

Mauer wins hands down.
Give me Ichiro any day. Nine consecutive 200 hit seasons, amazing defense and speed like no other. I will take Ichiro over Mauer.
 
# 10 Chef Matt @ 02/03/10 05:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TribeFan80
I agree my coverboy logic is off, but I was trying to make a point that Mauer is better hitter than Ichiro.

But you certainly did not make yourself clear - what you are saying is that Ichiro could hit for more power but for some odd reason he chooses not too??? Yeah that is as clear as mud.

Let me breakdown last years stas between Mauer and Ichiro.
Mauer:
BA .365
HR 28
RBI 96
OPS 1.031

Ichiro:
BA .352
HR 11
RBI 46
OPS .851

Mauer wins hands down.
Here's some career numbers just for fun too.
162 game season avgs.

Ichiro
Bavg. .333
SLG. .434
GIDP 5
K's 68
Hits 231

Mauer
Bavg. .322
Slg. .483
GIDP 18
k's 69
Hits 196

Just for fun, Man I love stats.
 
# 11 CubFan23 @ 02/03/10 05:31 PM
Haven't the cover guys been MVP's the previous year?
 
# 12 ty5oke @ 02/03/10 06:43 PM
Man, all this talk about Ichiro is getting me to think about my first trade in franchise. Trading away Ichiro.
 
# 13 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/03/10 07:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TribeFan80
Yeah I think Ichiro is a great player and sure hall of famer. IMO, I think Mauer is a better hitter.

Another interesting stat comparison between the two is strikeouts and walks. Here is the 09 breakdown:
Mauer:
SO 63
BB 76

Ichiro:
SO 71
BB 32

As you can see Mauer has walked more than struckout. That is quite an accomplishment.
The speed of the player (Ichiro) would have a lot to do with that as well.
 
# 14 Knight165 @ 02/03/10 07:31 PM
I'll take Mauer.
You could come up with a couple of OF'ers close to Ichiro.
I don't think there is a catcher in the game that even comes CLOSE to Mauer.

Both great players either way.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 15 cnh2os84 @ 02/03/10 07:46 PM
This guy is so cool he makes Minnesota seem like Death Valley!
 
# 16 CubFan23 @ 02/03/10 10:45 PM
Why couldn't the Twins have taken Mark Prior instead of Mauer?!
 
# 17 brewersfan84 @ 02/04/10 12:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnigmaNemesis
Ichiro is definitely the best contact hitter in all of baseball, and can be argued in a very tiny select list of best of all time. And take that from a Red Sox fan who knows full well of a one Ted Williams.
Are you even old enough to say you saw Teddy play?

Back on the topic of this post(some ppl need to stay on point)... Thanks for sharing this tid-bit
 
# 18 EnigmaNemesis @ 02/04/10 12:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by brewersfan84
Are you even old enough to say you saw Teddy play?
What does that have to do with anything other than to be argumentative?
 
# 19 Knight165 @ 02/04/10 01:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnigmaNemesis
Ichiro is definitely the best contact hitter in all of baseball, and can be argued in a very tiny select list of best of all time. And take that from a Red Sox fan who knows full well of a one Ted Williams.
Sorry...NO WAY.

You may hate him...but this belongs to Ty Cobb....
.366 lifetime BA(over 24 seasons!)
11 batting titles(including losing in '22 with a .401 average!!)
Led the league in hits 8 times...
Had over 200 hits 8 times(156 games per season...not 162)
and after getting the regular starting position...his 3rd season never batted under .325(until his final season... .323)
Batted over .400three times(including the record .420).... .390..... .382.... 380+ quite a few times....uggh...do I need to go on?
Oh...yeah....was stealing 70/80/90 bases regularly.
The man was a MACHINE.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 20 S2S @ 02/04/10 01:14 AM
Knight is spot on. People talk about Pete Rose diving into bases. Cobb was a beast you didn't want to see diving towards you on the basepaths. Not to mention, I think Cobb pulled a spectator out of the stands one time and hit him. :/



On May 15, 1912, Cobb assaulted a heckler, Claude Lueker, in the stands in New York. Lueker and Cobb had traded insults with each other through the first three innings, and the situation climaxed when Lueker called Cobb a "half-******." Cobb, in his discussion of the incident (My Life in Baseball: The True Record, Ty Cobb and Al Stump, Doubleday, 1961, pp. 131135), avoided such explicit words, but alluded to it by saying the man was "reflecting on my mother's color and morals." Cobb stated in the book that he warned Highlanders manager Harry Wolverton that if something wasn't done about the man, there would be trouble. No action was taken. At the end of the sixth inning, after being challenged by teammates Sam Crawford and Jim Delahanty to do something about it, Cobb climbed into the stands and attacked Lueker, who it turns out was handicapped (he had lost all of one hand and three fingers on his other hand in an industrial accident). When onlookers shouted at Cobb to stop because the man had no hands, Cobb reportedly replied, "I don't care if he has no feet!"[43]


He was a beast.
 

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