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Another Former All Star Baseball Star Retires (Jim Edmonds)

We guess this is the season where All Stars are retiring.  Jim Edmonds, who on four occasions was a Major League All Star announced that he is calling it a career after seventeen campaigns in the bigs.  His announcement has not made a lot of people think of Cooperstown, and the odds are strong that he is a "one and done" when eligible, but is it possible that a case could made?

Jim Edmonds finished his career with 393 career Home Runs and an RBI short of 1,200.  His career OPS is a very respectable .903 and twice he finished in the top 5 in the MVP race.  He was a great fielder earning eight Gold Gloves and he has a lifetime WAR of 68.3.  Not too shabby isn't it?  Still, Edmonds played primarilly in an era where his numbers were overshadowed by others and he was never the best player on his team.  Still, an overall look at his career shows that maybe Jim Edmonds should not be a one and done candidate. 

What do you think?

Brett Favre Retires?

If Brett Favre is indeed retired, he is going out with a whimper instead of a bang.  Stat wise, this has been the grizzled veteran's worst year ever and this coupled with his numerous injuries and texting scandals it is likely a year he wants to forget.  It can be easily debated that Favre made a mistake coming back.  Regardless, Brett Favre retires holding the bulk of the NFL Quarterback records and is usually in the discussion for the top ten QBs of all time.  There should be little doubt that when eligible, he will vault to number one on our football list, but will only be there one year as he is a surefire first ballot inductee.


Mr. Favre, please stay retired and enjoy the next phase of your life, you have nothing left to prove on the field.

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