CubsFan7724 wrote:Why doesn't his aging apply when he is on the road, then?
He's in a different timezone, duh.
On a more serious note, I have to agree with AA. He is likely encountering his first noticable decline of his career. It's natural for a 34 year old to lose a step or two.
However, I don't believe all is lost. He is still a great power guy, and is still going to hit you 35+ HR's for the next few seasons. Just don't expect that a .300+ average, and you won't be dissapointed. Temper your expectations, and if he falls to the mid rounds in next years draft, don't be afraid to draft him.