Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Ryne Sandberg
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Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby Old Style » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:11 pm

You can only choose one.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby OleMissCub » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Sandberg had 6 seasons with an OPS+ higher than 130, a number Javy has yet to break once.

It's recency bias, but I'm going with Javy just because he's so much dang fun.

Oh, and I've got my fingers crossed that Javy still hasn't reached his prime.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby UMFan83 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:19 pm

Ryno’s prime was full of 6-8 WAR seasons (and a couple of relatively disappointing ones). Javy hasn’t touched that yet but Javy is insanely fun to watch and recency bias is in effect so Javy

Edit: basically repeated OMC’s answer
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby weis21 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:20 pm

Assuming you are basing this on more than just numbers (which I assume you are) I'm not sure I can fairly weigh in on this and I'm 37. Ryno's best year was when I was 10 and I was a bit too young to really appreciate it. Don't get me wrong, I loved the hell out of him (though Dawson was always my favorite) but I just loved any Cubs player that I believed to be good (which is why I also liked Dunston).
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Postby CyHawk_Cub » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:23 pm

What OMC said, numbers be damned. Give me Javy and I'll take my chances.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby Tim » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:42 pm

Why can't I have Javy at short and Ryno at 2B?
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby d_money » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:52 pm

Ryno for sure, no doubt. 9 GG’s, MVP - the total package.

Would love to see Javy pass him up in all metrics. Will have to wait and see.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby Derwood » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:03 pm

I didn’t start following the Cubs until post-prime Sandberg, so Javy all the way.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby cl smooth » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:32 pm

Derwood wrote:I didn’t start following the Cubs until post-prime Sandberg, so Jack all the way.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby PackLandVA » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:56 pm

Javy has a ways to go to get into Ryno territory.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby NOLA » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:47 am

weis21 wrote:Assuming you are basing this on more than just numbers (which I assume you are) I'm not sure I can fairly weigh in on this and I'm 37. Ryno's best year was when I was 10 and I was a bit too young to really appreciate it. Don't get me wrong, I loved the hell out of him (though Dawson was always my favorite) but I just loved any Cubs player that I believed to be good (which is why I also liked Dunston).

Hawk and then Dunston were my favorites as a kid. I’m going Javy. Ryno was as vanilla as it gets. Javy is Baskin Robbins.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby ConstableRabbit » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:51 am

I love Javy and think Ryno is boring and annoying as horsefeathers but picking Javy is absolutely insane.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby WrigleyField 22 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:17 am

Javy. Cindy is a clubhouse cancer.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby biittner77 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:57 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Javy. Cindy is a clubhouse cancer.


Wrong disease.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:08 pm

Sandberg can keep his 3 extra WAR or whatever, it comes attached to a sanctimonious douchenozzle, clubhouse cancer who jaked balls (hey-o) to protect his error-less streaks. He was the Ricketts ownership personified as a player.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby sneakypower » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:33 pm

Ryno top-10 all-timer at his position, so yeah i'll choose him
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:45 pm

is javy gonna quit on the team?
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby CubinNY » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:53 pm

ConstableRabbit wrote:I love Javy and think Ryno is boring and annoying as horsefeathers but picking Javy is absolutely insane.

That's the insane part about Sandberg. He was such a vanilla baseball player and an absolute lunatic as a manager. When he managed the Smokies my wife and I went to a game and he got tossed in like the 2nd inning on a pitching change arguing ball and strikes. The Smokies pitcher was awful.
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Re: Who do you pick in their prime, Ryno or Javy?

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:01 pm

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