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Derek Jeter and 3000 Hits

MIKE CUMMINGS: A couple Sundays ago, Derek Jeter collected the 2,874th hit of his career, one more than Babe Ruth and … uh oh. That can’t be right, can it? Babe Ruth started his career at 19, was a regular by 24, and played on until he was 40. He spent 22 seasons in the big leagues, hit 714 home runs, recorded 2,873 hits and is now generally considered one of the best — if not the best — players of all-time.

HOWARD MEGDAL: At the risk of disagreeing, I don’t see this as a tough call. Babe Ruth is a much better hitter than Derek Jeter, beyond even the home runs. But more importantly, I’m wondering exactly why 3,000 hits has remained the standard for the Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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Diamondbacks And Offense: Hit or Miss?

CHRIS PUMMER: While I can understand how a person can be bullish on the Diamondbacks’ offense this season, consider me a bear in this market.

HOWARD MEGDAL: This simply comes down to a question of how well Arizona’s roster, filled with hitters who had down seasons in 2009, will rebound. I am bullish on nearly all of them. Continue reading

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