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Postby teddy ballgame » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:08 pm

Geek wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:
Geek wrote:
teddy ballgame wrote:
Geek wrote:He's going to Coors this weekend. If he leaves the Rocky Mountains with only a couple of doubles to his name, it's probably time to assume that something is seriously off with him--either a hidden injury, steroid/HGH withdrawal, or a hole in his swing that he can't compensate for.

That's pretty unfair to bank it all on one series.


The straw that broke the camel's back. This sort of power slump simply doesn't happen to established sluggers.

And he's not an established slugger. I'm not saying he is. I'm not even saying you can't speculate HGH, an injury, or whatever else...my point is don't just decide if he doesn't hit a HR this series then it's true, and if he does hit a HR this series, then it's not.

That's like me saying, if Roger Clemens doesn't pitch 7 innings, 1 run in his next start, he's too old to keep pitching.


He went 26, 38, and 43 HR's in his last three seasons. That's about as established as a power hitter gets before they start getting past their prime.

As I said, people have been waiting for him for three months, with all kinds of excuses. If he doesn't perform in this series, folks have to really start questioning the wisdom of expecting him to get much better. At some point, the patience has to run out.

Ok, I said he wasn't an established slugger because I thought that's what you were implying. He is an established slugger, but if you are going to question him don't decide to do it after one series, it just doesn't make sense. To single out 3 games as a point where he has to turn it around or else, is ridiculous. Either way he HRed tonight. ;-D
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Postby activechamp2006 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:16 am

tex is done.. if he didnt have the name he does, hed be a free agent.. :-t
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Postby TB13 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:55 am

activechamp2006 wrote:tex is done..

This is just unbelieveable. After quite a strong 3 years, he is suddenly done after a poor 2.5 months?
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Postby eazyb81 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:40 am

activechamp2006 wrote:tex is done.. if he didnt have the name he does, hed be a free agent.. :-t


Yes, let's completely ignore the past 3+ seasons and base our entire argument on less than 1/2 a season......BRILLIANT!!!!

First year playing fanasy baseball, eh?

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Postby TheYanks04 » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:32 pm

eazyb81 wrote:
activechamp2006 wrote:tex is done.. if he didnt have the name he does, hed be a free agent.. :-t


Yes, let's completely ignore the past 3+ seasons and base our entire argument on less than 1/2 a season......BRILLIANT!!!!

First year playing fanasy baseball, eh?

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To ignore the era we are in and he fact that roid testing is now in play is also silly. I do not know if the guy decided to get off the stufff this year or maybe he is hiding some sort of injury, but if you were writing a list on the warning signs of a de-roided player it would go something like this:

1. Sudden huge drop off in power from prior season(s).
2. Increase in doubles due to warning track power coming more into play.
3. No obvious signs of health problems.
4. Batting avg may drop some, but will not collapse.
5. Lots of excuses about mechanics and approach, all of which prove meaningless.
6. Hat size shrinks.

Only number 6 we have yet to hear about.

You can connect the dots yourself. If he isn't a Beltre/Bret Boone/Javy Lopez/Brady Anderson he is picking a very bad time to pull this garbage.
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Postby Geek » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:45 pm

Well, so far so good. ;-D
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