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  1. So you’re saying that the one true ring is really just a bottle of greenies?

    i keed, i keed.

    Comment by Steve — April 7, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  2. I’m a Brewers fan, and I’m moving to Boston this summer, so damn, do I love me some Mike Cameron.

    That’s all I have to say.

    Comment by AlexPoterack — April 7, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  3. One wOBA to rule them all? (In Cameron’s case)

    Comment by Nathan — April 7, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

  4. Sean Smith gives him 46 career WAR. Not bad for a guy who has never been widely viewed as a star.

    Comment by lincolndude — April 7, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

  5. Amazing a bigger deal hasn’t been made out of the Sox collecting Mitchell Report players…

    Comment by Tom B — April 7, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

  6. It’s weird that he’s been essentially the same player for so many years. If he loses that power, though, his offense will be putrid because he was never a good hitter. I think it’s amazing that he’s been such a good center fielder for so many years, usually defense is the first thing to go. He never was, and never will be, a big time difference maker, but I think every team can use a player like him in their outfield.

    Comment by Pat — April 7, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

  7. He’s kind of like a Hank Aaron player in terms of that; not that he’s anywhere near Aaron’s level, but in the sense of being a guy who consistently puts up good numbers for a long time, rather than having crazy good seasons then declining.

    Comment by AlexPoterack — April 7, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

  8. As long as we’re doing all the childish remarks in one thread.
    “no on would put him on Wangers level.” hahaha

    Comment by Matt — April 7, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

  9. I’ll note that the reason he failed to play 140 games in 2008 was also not injury-related; 162 minus 25 equals 137.

    Comment by dragonflyball — April 7, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  10. Hey, four win players don’t grow on trees!

    Unless that’s how the Rays and Rockies do it…

    Comment by Matt Klaassen — April 7, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  11. The real problem is Cameron’s reliance on a substance as hackneyed as ‘Unobtainium”

    Comment by Joser — April 7, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

  12. Does anyone think he deserves HoF consideration? I know he’s not there, but should he sniff it?

    Comment by Joseph — April 7, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

  13. I love me some Mike Cameron, but he’d have to play until he was 45 to sniff the HoF.

    That said, he’s a charter member of the Hall of Really Good, along with Ray Lankford.

    Comment by NBarnes — April 7, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  14. On of my favorite players. Letting Cameron walk ranks up there with dumb M’s FO moves along with Jones et al for Bedard, Cabrera+Choo for Perez+Broussard (two different deals), and the Sliva contract.

    Comment by JMHawkins — April 7, 2010 @ 6:12 pm

  15. One thing Jack Zduriencik has said about Cameron (and he’s a huge fan of his) is that every team he has joined has improved when he got there and every team he has left has regressed when he left. That’s a lot of teams by now and while he was clearly not the only factor, it’s hard to deny that he was not a negligible factor. Turning your centerfield into a “no hits zone” is a good thing.

    Comment by Breadbaker — April 7, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

  16. Mike Cameron appears to be a Highly Gifted Hitter.

    Comment by Eric — April 8, 2010 @ 8:12 am

  17. Hey fellas, is it relevant that Cameron’s abdominal cavity is imploding on a cosmic level? How does that correlate to Boston’s late demise? You’ll have to forgive me, I went to Music School.

    Comment by LibertyBoy — April 21, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  18. LibertyBoy, your link spam is getting tedious. If you want to promote your site, at least do it with comments that aren’t content-free.

    Comment by Joser — April 21, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

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