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Jim Edmonds Ends Quest To Play For Every NL Central Team

According to sources inside the Cincinnati Reds, veteran outfielder Jim Edmonds intends to retire.

Reds general manager Walt] Jocketty hasn’t talked to Jim Edmonds. “Jay (Bruce) talked him the other day,” Jocketty said. “He’s probably going to retire.”

The Jim Edmonds Aging Traveling Outfielder Show has apparently made its last stop.

Edmonds isn’t a Hall of Famer, but if there was a Hall of Pretty Fuckin’ Good, he’d be a lock.  He’ll get enough Hall of Fame votes to stay on the ballot for a while, but at the end of the day, he just doesn’t have the numbers. But consider that for five seasons between ages 30 and 34,  Edmonds  hit .298, 181 home runs, and had a  1.003 OPS. It is a bit odd that he had such good years late in his career, but he still hit 40 homers twice, and hit at least 25 10 times. In his prime, he was one of the best center fielders in the game.

Jim Edmonds, we hardly knew ye…

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2 comments on “Jim Edmonds Ends Quest To Play For Every NL Central Team

  1. Chris Humpherys
    January 30, 2011

    I think we’re in a period where voters will give special Hall consideration to players that were never in any way (or at least publicly) associated with steroids.

    This is Jim Edmonds saying “so you’re saying there’s a chance.”

    I’m hosting a little live Lakers/Celtics chat over at the Chump if you’re bored today.


    • JW
      January 30, 2011

      Of, a “Dumb & Dumber” reference will get me to tap the mud out of my spikes and be looking to turn on a fastbal…

      I’m so deliberately staying away from the “s” word because I’m one those guys in the minority who refuses to drink the kool-aid on steroids and their “effect” on baseball.

      My rejection of the PED kool-aid can be seen at


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