tlef316 wrote:i dont think so, especially if the mariners start a fire sale. i've caught some crap for this before, but i still believe that boone is coming off of steroids, and i think his numbers will show it. i could be wrong, but i dont expect big things this year
I believe this also. I still think he'll put up decent numbers but closer to 25-90 than to 35-100.
I don't believe it for one second. His power is fine, it's his contact that is horrible. Steroids don't help you make contact, they help you hit the ball further. He very well could have been on steroids, but coming off of them is not the reason he's hitting 219. Watching him against the Jays, the announcers kept saying how recently he can't hit anything on the outside half of the plate. Sure enough, every at-bat was a steady diet of away-pitches that he hopelessly flailed at. He's 0-15 recently, and the reason he can't hit anything away? I have no clue, maybe it's his hip acting up. But he damn well better fix whatever is bothering him.
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