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.