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    When referring to a player as a "5 Tool" player....what are the 5 tools?

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    The Yankees!!!!!

    Honestly I have no idea what that means.

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    Hit for average
    Hit for power
    Running
    Throwing
    Catching

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    Hit for power
    Hit for average
    Speed
    Arm
    Fielding?

    I think those are the five.

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    1. Hitting for average

    2. Hitting for power

    3. Speed

    4. Strength of arm

    5. Fielding

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    Originally posted by TomShane@Sep 22 2004, 08:43 AM
    Hit for average
    Hit for power
    Running
    Throwing
    Catching
    Catching? BWA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    He certainly is a 5 tool player. Just look at how he catches the ball. Right into the mitt. Amazing.

    Met fans I tell ya.

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    Maxman - the Last two years catching and fielding have been foreign language to Met players.

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    Originally posted by jetsflagboyz@Sep 22 2004, 09:40 AM
    When referring to a player as a "5 Tool" player....what are the 5 tools?
    Five tools...

    Jeter
    A-Rod
    Giambi
    Sheffield
    Kevin Brown

    There's five major tools!

    Eff the Bankee$!

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    Originally posted by Maxman+Sep 22 2004, 08:46 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Maxman @ Sep 22 2004, 08:46 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-TomShane@Sep 22 2004, 08:43 AM
    Hit for average
    Hit for power
    Running
    Throwing
    Catching
    Catching? BWA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA&#33;&#33;&#33;

    He certainly is a 5 tool player. Just look at how he catches the ball. Right into the mitt. Amazing.

    Met fans I tell ya. [/b][/quote]
    LOL&#33; You&#39;re just mad because I had the answer and you baseball knucklheads had to look it up. Punks&#33; Then again, what would the Yankee fans know about a 5 tool player? You have Jason Giambi on your squad, who&#39;s a five-cycle player. :lol:

    The 5 Tools for Met Players are

    1. Cashing Checks
    2. Hiding the funds from baby-mamas
    3. Hamstring pulling
    4. Manager subversion
    5. Quitting

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    Maxman
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    Originally posted by faba@Sep 22 2004, 08:48 AM
    Maxman - the Last two years catching and fielding have been foreign language to Met players.
    LOL.

    It really is a lot to expect these guys to do both. In this age of specialties, can&#39;t we have one guy catch it and another one throw it in? I am sure the players union would go for that because it would create more jobs.

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    Ruben Rivera was talked about as being a 5 tool player for the Yankees. He could do everything on that list.

    Turns out, he couldn&#39;t do any of them really well.

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    tools do not refer to statistical data (ie: "batting average") they refer to physical attributes

    in a rush so I&#39;ll post more info later on

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    Originally posted by sneakizm@Sep 22 2004, 09:03 AM
    tools do not refer to statistical data (ie: "batting average") they refer to physical attributes

    in a rush so I&#39;ll post more info later on
    Man, I can&#39;t wait. :lol:

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    You guys are forgetting that its not &#39;&#39;speed&#39;&#39; that is a tool. It&#39;s &#39;&#39;baserunning ability&#39;&#39;. There&#39;s a HUGE difference. You can have the speed of an olympic sprinter, but if you don&#39;t know HOW to steal a base, or HOW to take the extra base, you aren&#39;t considered a great baserunner. Willie Mays and Jackie Robinson weren&#39;t the FASTEST guys on the field, but they knew how to stretch singles into doubles, they knew how to time a jump on a steal, and knew where the ball would be going off the bat so they wouldn&#39;t be caught between bases on a ball that looks like it COULD be caught, but isn&#39;t.

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    Originally posted by Maxman@Sep 22 2004, 09:03 AM
    Ruben Rivera was talked about as being a 5 tool player for the Yankees. He could do everything on that list.

    Turns out, he couldn&#39;t do any of them really well.
    All he&#39;s known for now is a big Caught Stealing :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Originally posted by faba@Sep 22 2004, 07:48 AM
    Maxman - the Last two years catching and fielding have been foreign language to Met players.
    Make it the last 3 years. Pathetic. And it starts at the top with Freddy Wilpon.

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    Originally posted by Jetsfan80@Sep 22 2004, 11:16 AM
    You guys are forgetting that its not &#39;&#39;speed&#39;&#39; that is a tool. It&#39;s &#39;&#39;baserunning ability&#39;&#39;. There&#39;s a HUGE difference. You can have the speed of an olympic sprinter, but if you don&#39;t know HOW to steal a base, or HOW to take the extra base, you aren&#39;t considered a great baserunner. Willie Mays and Jackie Robinson weren&#39;t the FASTEST guys on the field, but they knew how to stretch singles into doubles, they knew how to time a jump on a steal, and knew where the ball would be going off the bat so they wouldn&#39;t be caught between bases on a ball that looks like it COULD be caught, but isn&#39;t.
    Mays and Robinson were&#39;nt exactly slow.

    Lou Pinella was considered an excellent baserunner because he seemed to always know when to stretch a single into a double, and rarely was thrown out when taking an extra base on a hit, for example, going from 1st to third. But he was as slow as anything. Therefore, he fails the definitation of "speed" for consideration as a 5 tool player.

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