Dude slugged 592
last year for a 961 OPS, better than Thome, Giambi, well, really everyone not named Helton or Delgado as a 1b last year.
Sure that was in only 448 AB, and its easily his career year till now, but WOW. I've always like him, and the twins were always jerking w/ his PT and AB's and he'd get hurt...but there is some serious talent here, AND in that lineup AND in that park, AND playing TB and not having to face Pedro or Schilling.
If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I'd trip her. Oh, I'd pick her up and brush her off and say, 'Sorry, Mom,' but nobody beats me.
Leo Durocher, Brooklyn Dodgers Manager