WittyC wrote:pibb55 wrote:You think if D Lee would have started this hot a year or two ago people would be all over him saying hes on steroids??? I mean, D Lee is a player whos never hit over .300 for a season and his career high in HRs is 32. Right now hes almost hitting .400 and on pace for 45-50+ HRs and its almost half way through the season.
Nobody uses the "he's gotta be on steroids" line anymore, when 2 years ago it was mentioned once a week about a new player it seemed.
Fantasy baseball is a lot more fun if you actually watch a baseball game or two during the season.
One look at D-Lee and you know he's not on roids. He's the exact same size he has been for his whole career, and he has gone on streaks like this before... just not for this duration. His success is due to seeing the ball well (greatly improved BB/K ratio). If you look at HR/Hits ratio, he's right where he should be.
In other words... let's save the steroid talks for those who deserve it.
Exactly. Lee is not any bigger than he was before, so there's no reason to think he has roided himself up. Mark McGwire got huge. Barry Bonds got huge. Brett Boone got huge. Derek Lee has not gotten huge. No-one accuses Barry Larkin of roiding in '96 or whenever he won the mvp with a year way above his career numbers because he wasn't any bigger.