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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby CadensDad » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:22 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Things we need to consider:
- How tall is he?
- Is he eating meat?
- What is the state of his Federal and State Taxes?
- How interested are the Cubs?
- How many games does he play at New Yankee Stadium?
- Odds of a Bonifacio-like Inside the Park HR?



Doesn't he have like 2 inside the park homers? Or am I just dreaming? (Career not this year.)
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby Ender » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:28 pm

Yes he has an inside the park HR in each of the past 2 seasons, heh. One hit the ceiling in the Metrodome and one got stuck under the wall but the ump didn't call it and the LF just sat there while Fielder ran around the bases.
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby MaudDib » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:34 pm

Why are we still talking about the veggie diet? He started that last year and his numbers were just fine. Yes he didn't hit 50 HR but he still hit 34 which is still good. There is always a player or two that gets selected a couple rounds later than a guy with comparable numbers. Usually this means that people think player A has a good chance of improving his numbers while Player B has a good chance of failing back a little. I would say that is the case here. Most people don't think AGone is will quite match his numbers from last year. Either way, Fielder will be alright just don't expect him to hit 50 HR.
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby jake_harv88 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:37 pm

MaudDib wrote:Why are we still talking about the veggie diet? He started that last year and his numbers were just fine. Yes he didn't hit 50 HR but he still hit 34 which is still good. There is always a player or two that gets selected a couple rounds later than a guy with comparable numbers. Usually this means that people think player A has a good chance of improving his numbers while Player B has a good chance of failing back a little. I would say that is the case here. Most people don't think AGone is will quite match his numbers from last year. Either way, Fielder will be alright just don't expect him to hit 50 HR.


Correct me if i'm wrong, but I think most people bring up the veggie diet as a joke. But for the record 50 to 34 HRs is a pretty big jump IMO. Your talking about a 32% decrease in HR production. Like most people have said this comes down to expectations. Some people have most likely over valued him after that 50 HR season...
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby Nails86 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:31 pm

One of the biggest problems is that this "Fat Slugga" (as him, Howard, and Ortiz are called) is so out of shape that he can barely get the bat head out in front of the plate.

It's one thing to become a vegetarian, but you also have to exercise in the offseason. Pathetic how an MLB player could let himself get this fat. This is like a guy taking steroids and being dumb enough to think that he will get stronger without working out.
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:36 pm

jake_harv88 wrote:
MaudDib wrote:Why are we still talking about the veggie diet? He started that last year and his numbers were just fine. Yes he didn't hit 50 HR but he still hit 34 which is still good. There is always a player or two that gets selected a couple rounds later than a guy with comparable numbers. Usually this means that people think player A has a good chance of improving his numbers while Player B has a good chance of failing back a little. I would say that is the case here. Most people don't think AGone is will quite match his numbers from last year. Either way, Fielder will be alright just don't expect him to hit 50 HR.


Correct me if i'm wrong, but I think most people bring up the veggie diet as a joke. But for the record 50 to 34 HRs is a pretty big jump IMO. Your talking about a 32% decrease in HR production. Like most people have said this comes down to expectations. Some people have most likely over valued him after that 50 HR season...

QFT. The difference between 50 and 34 is comparable to the difference between 30 HR and 20, which everyone agrees is a HUGE difference.
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby Yoda » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:38 pm

Nails86 wrote:One of the biggest problems is that this "Fat Slugga" (as him, Howard, and Ortiz are called) is so out of shape that he can barely get the bat head out in front of the plate.

It's one thing to become a vegetarian, but you also have to exercise in the offseason. Pathetic how an MLB player could let himself get this fat. This is like a guy taking steroids and being dumb enough to think that he will get stronger without working out.


You do realize that genetics plays a major role in your body type? He didn't exactly choose his body and the fact that he took meat out of his diet shows that he is trying to maintain his weight.
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby the izzy » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:05 pm

Yoda wrote:You do realize that genetics plays a major role in your body type? He didn't exactly choose his body and the fact that he took meat out of his diet shows that he is trying to maintain his weight.


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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:22 pm

Yoda wrote:
Nails86 wrote:One of the biggest problems is that this "Fat Slugga" (as him, Howard, and Ortiz are called) is so out of shape that he can barely get the bat head out in front of the plate.

It's one thing to become a vegetarian, but you also have to exercise in the offseason. Pathetic how an MLB player could let himself get this fat. This is like a guy taking steroids and being dumb enough to think that he will get stronger without working out.


You do realize that genetics plays a major role in your body type? He didn't exactly choose his body and the fact that he took meat out of his diet shows that he is trying to maintain his weight.


maybe if he didnt eat so many triple cheeseburgers as a kid
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Re: What's up with P. Fielder

Postby Millhouse » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:20 pm

Nails86 wrote:Pathetic how an MLB player could let himself get this fat.


Sandoval is one McNugget away from being the next Fielder.

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