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Postby LCBOY » Sat Apr 24, 2004 11:57 pm

I do think that Barry's own single season OBP (.582) and SLG (.863) records could fall again. And .380 does sound about right. We shall see..
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Postby jumpman8288 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:06 am

It just seems as if everytime he gets pitched to, he either flies out deep or gets a hit (half of those times are homers). I'm not saying hes gonna hit .520 or anything near that, but I think that he may try to get .400 this year, and sacrifice some power in order to do it. After all, he has just about every other single-season milestone accomplished except for this.
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Postby jimhorn888 » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:35 am

400 is definitely a possibility. He's hitting everything hard and ANY mistake a pitcher makes is getting a one way trip to McCovey Cove
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:40 am

Another thing he has going for him, if he wants to hit for average, is the Bonds Shift. The way they set up the defense, he could drop a bunt anywhere left of the pitcher for a hit most anytime he wants. If he does this a few times, they might shift back, which would open up the right side of the infield again.
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Postby blankman » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:45 am

BobbyRoberto wrote:Another thing he has going for him, if he wants to hit for average, is the Bonds Shift. The way they set up the defense, he could drop a bunt anywhere left of the pitcher for a hit most anytime he wants. If he does this a few times, they might shift back, which would open up the right side of the infield again.


You're right, but I think Bonds is too cocky to do that. Its "below" him to bunt. Hell even A-Rod bunted for a hit the other day but I can't imagine Bonds doing it.
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Postby Kegglers » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:52 am

he will definately post 200+ walks, and he does have a legit shot at .400. i just hope he doesn't. not a barry fan.
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Postby thetongueofire » Sun Apr 25, 2004 12:53 am

heres what i had to say about this in another Bonds thread-

and about the Bonds hitting .400 fad, i reall think that Peter Gammons went a little over the top (dont get me wrong, i like Peter Gammons). i mean it could happen if Bonds went mostly for singles and decided to sacrifice a large part of his power, but thats not what will help the Giants and Phillipe Alou cos even if Bonds does decide to hit singles and reach .400, it would almost be the same as walking him and we all know how eager opposing teams are do that . the pitchers would gladly pitch him outside and give up the single because they can make the next one or two outs with relative ease. so even though Bonds does have the bat speed and the awesome eye needed to hit at least get close to .400 down the stretch, he prolly wont cos hes significantly more valuable to the Giants hitting balls into the water and letting people jump after them


another thing- when was the last time someone hit .400? :-?
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:02 am

1941, Ted Williams--.406

That year Williams walked 147 times and had an OBP of .553. Bonds will walk more than that and have a higher OBP, but don't know about the .400
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Postby afromangettindrunk » Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:43 am

it would definitely be crazy

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Postby LBJackal » Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:55 am

Barry doesn't need to bunt. He's the best hitter in baseball. Maybe A-Rod was trying to get out of his season-long slump by bunting. It's not something he does on a regular basis.

And for the guy that said he doesn't want to see Barry hit .400: :-t

I understand if you don't like him as a person, but I question your reasoning. It's a shame one of the best hitters in baseball is hated by so many peopole, for no legitimate reason.

And he's definately no Jim Edmonds. He's been near the top of the batting championship race for the past 3 seasons. If anybody can do it it's him or Pujols. It was funny looking at the boxscore today: 1 AB in a full game. LOL. People won't pitch to him, and when they do he hits a HR. 400 is a very real possibility this year. He's going to continue to break most of the single-season power hitter records (BB, OBA, SLG, OPS, HR, etc) most of which were set by him in the past few years.
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