djacks wrote:I'd like to know why everyone thinks Tejada's 150 RBI last year were a fluke? He's a great clutch hitter in a very good lineup...and how in the world is Sosa gonna hurt him?!? Granted he may not get 150 RBI again this year, but that doesn't make it a fluke...he's certainly capable of doing it again.
In 2002 Tejada had more AB's than in 2004, had more hits, just as many HR's and with a similar average, yet hit 20 less RBI's.
Quite simply getting 150 odd RBI's requires a certain amount of good luck. It's more likely Tejada gets around 125 this season.
As for Sosa hurting or helping his production. Let me ask you this question. Where do you think the Orioles will bat Tejada and Sosa in their re-vamped lineup?