The Jury wrote:
Though it can be speculated that Sosa is on the decline, and it may be true, this is not certain.
No wrong. It's very certain.
Last 4 seasons
2001 Avg .328 OBP .437 SLG .737 OPS 1.174
2002 .288 .399 .594 .993
2003 .279 .358 .553 .911
2004 .267 .355 .546 .901
Now if that isn't evidence of a guy in decline I don't know what is.
Yeah sure the HR's are great, but 40 HR's and a lousy average are no more than what Adam Dunn is capable of.
Using injuries and unfortunate incidents as a way to excuse this significant decline in production is rubbish.
He's old. He's only going to have more of these problems and he is going to continue to decline. I thought that at the beginning of the season and I've seen nothing so far this season to make me think any differently now.
But you guys keep your heads in the sand and continue to grab him in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th rounds, and I'll continue to have no trouble finishing ahead of you.