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Postby Inukchuk » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:07 am

Poor guy. His AVG dipped almost 50 points. From what he's shown he can do, as well as his nice little start to this season, I'm baffled as to what happened to him last year.

Does anyone have insight as to why he struggled last year? Injuries? Unlucky hit rate? Does anyone see any reason why he can't revert back to his 300-15-10 ways?
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:17 am

What Giles's "way" is is not entirely clear. He had a great season in 2003, an injury-shorted one in 2005, and successively worse seasons in 2005 and 2006. So there's no clear trend line except a downward one. Much of his struggle last year was blamed on his leadoff spot in the batting order, although I tend to think that's a load of hooey. I think he can bounce back, but expect more like .285 than .300.
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Postby koolhalfski » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:47 am

He's off the juice.Maybe the HGH will kick in this year.
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Postby ScrappyDoo » Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:58 am

Yah the Giles brothers definately juiced IMO.

Brian HR's from 1999-2006, 39, 35, 37, 38, 20, 23, 15, 14
Marcus hit 21 in '03 and has since seen a power dropoff.

Brian went from averaging 37 homers from 99-02 to around 17 from 03-06.
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:00 am

ScrappyDoo wrote:Yah the Giles brothers definately juiced IMO.

Brian HR's from 1999-2006, 39, 35, 37, 38, 20, 23, 15, 14
Marcus hit 21 in '03 and has since seen a power dropoff.

Brian went from averaging 37 homers from 99-02 to around 17 from 03-06.
Clearly steroids. 'Cause people don't get older or anything.

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Postby masterpinky0509 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:04 am

It's a tough call w/ the older Giles. Some of his power-sapping can be blamed on Petco park, which is brutal.
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Postby ScrappyDoo » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:13 am

I said it was just my opinion but Giles saw his HR's drop off significantly in his early 30's.

It very well could be an age issue, I have no proof either way.

But his power spike just happened to occur in steroids heyday with McGwire and Sosa breaking all the records.

Just seems a little fishy to me. Could be his age, could be the ball park.

I think people tend to underestimate steroid use during the late 90's. I mean 11 of the top 20 HR of all time occured between 1997-2002. Granted there are repeat offenders.

You can only speculate, and everyone has their opinions. I dont want to turn this into another witch hunt thread.
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:17 am

koolhalfski wrote:He's off the juice.Maybe the HGH will kick in this year.


You're a putz.
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Postby koolhalfski » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:18 am

bigh0rt wrote:
koolhalfski wrote:He's off the juice.Maybe the HGH will kick in this year.


You're a putz.
LOL.Why?You don't think he was juicing?
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Postby chipper » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:18 am

Yeah, I'd say that little migit was roided.


I'm a huge Braves fan, and I haven't seen him hit 1 ball the same waay he did during that period. Yeah he's hit homers, but he would really blast one every now and again. Nothing even close to that the past 3 years.
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