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Postby Wade Boggs' Mustache » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:41 am

A's wrote:before I say what I am gonna say it will seem weird to you but just think about it.
My theory is a curse that is in the AL West, The people who have been victim's of the curse are Beltre, coming from the dodgers hitting 46 homeruns the previous year and and complete dud with the mariner's, same with his teammate sexson, he did well last year but has also been a dud this year, curse anyone ?
Now Teixeira and m. young are going thru on the rangers.
On the angels it was S. Finley who hit 37 homeruns for the diamondbacks the previous year and was a complete dud with the angels. plus his teammates are feeling it and did feel it (Glaus), now its G. Anderson. And V. Guerrero hasn't been as good when he was with the expos.
The athletics it was D. Justice a couple years ago. And J. Kendall as the current player going thru it.

It seems players in the AL WEst get their power taken away, a curse or just imagining it ?


Umm, I think it's actually more logical to point the finger at performance enhancing drugs, but that's just me...
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Postby stikmata » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:15 am

WittyC wrote:There is absolutely nothing to worry about with Teix. The kid has been streaky, even during his last two breakout seasons. Let's not forget the 13-homer July of '03. Last year he started hot, cooled off in July/August, then blew up for 9 HR and 35 RBI in September!

I'm buying low on this kid across the board. He's going to explode any time now, and you'll be happy to have him on your squad. ;-D


LMFAO!!!!

reverse psychology from a Teix owner hoping to get SOMETHING for his fallen star

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Postby slomo007 » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:31 am

What I find funny is people who are simply looking at the stat sheets and not listening to Ranger fans here. If you've seen a large number of Ranger games, you know he has been hitting a TON of doubles, several of them have been hit off the wall. It won't be much longer until the Texas heat carries those balls out of the ballpark.
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Postby T-Bone Costanza » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:09 pm

Lots of talk about Tex here, but I'm interested in hearing about Young. I'm just hoping he's in a slump right now and it's not going to be a bad year, because there are way more 0-fers and 1-fers this year out of him than I ever remember when owning him in the past.
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Postby swyck » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:12 pm

Roadie wrote:Someone say roids????

No! :-[
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Postby pangbones » Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:03 pm

It isn't like Young was hitting 20+ HR's every year his whole career! He hit a combined 34 his first 3 years in the league, before hitting over 20 the past 2 years.

As far as Tex, I doubt he was on roids. Did he just get lucky and pass the tests the past couple years, and then decided that he'll get off them this year. :-?

I don't think so. Just because he hit 40+ HR's one year, doesn't mean he's going to do it every year. Even guys like Manny have had down years. And since there is still 3.5 months left in the season, it is a little premature to bash people for the "pace" that they're on. Take a look at Jason Bay. Everyone was bashing this guy, cuz he was on a bad pace. But then he had an incredible 10 day stretch, where he raised his Avg 32 pts, hit 10 HR's, and had 23 RBI's, and now his numbers look great.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:39 pm

slomo007 wrote:What I find funny is people who are simply looking at the stat sheets and not listening to Ranger fans here. If you've seen a large number of Ranger games, you know he has been hitting a TON of doubles, several of them have been hit off the wall. It won't be much longer until the Texas heat carries those balls out of the ballpark.


That reminds me of a hilarious call from an old Expos game. The announcer (Singleton I think) saw a well hit line drive and says:
"That's a well hit ball that will go for extra bases" the ball clears the fence...pause "about 4 of them"
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Postby TheYanks04 » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:20 pm

pangbones wrote:It isn't like Young was hitting 20+ HR's every year his whole career! He hit a combined 34 his first 3 years in the league, before hitting over 20 the past 2 years.

As far as Tex, I doubt he was on roids. Did he just get lucky and pass the tests the past couple years, and then decided that he'll get off them this year. :-?

I don't think so. Just because he hit 40+ HR's one year, doesn't mean he's going to do it every year. Even guys like Manny have had down years. And since there is still 3.5 months left in the season, it is a little premature to bash people for the "pace" that they're on. Take a look at Jason Bay. Everyone was bashing this guy, cuz he was on a bad pace. But then he had an incredible 10 day stretch, where he raised his Avg 32 pts, hit 10 HR's, and had 23 RBI's, and now his numbers look great.



A down year for Manny?...please. Check ths stats?

http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ramirma02.shtml

In his worst year as a regular (1997) he hit 328 with 26 Hrs and 88 rbis.

In years that he was hurt (2000 and 2002) and only got 430 or so ABs, he STILL put up:

2000:
.351 38/122

2002:
.349 33/107


Tex or Helton can dream of such ability. And no one thinks Manny is a juicer.

Manny Ramirez is a first ballot HOF'er already imo.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:23 pm

I know what it is!!!

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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:28 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
slomo007 wrote:What I find funny is people who are simply looking at the stat sheets and not listening to Ranger fans here. If you've seen a large number of Ranger games, you know he has been hitting a TON of doubles, several of them have been hit off the wall. It won't be much longer until the Texas heat carries those balls out of the ballpark.


That reminds me of a hilarious call from an old Expos game. The announcer (Singleton I think) saw a well hit line drive and says:
"That's a well hit ball that will go for extra bases" the ball clears the fence...pause "about 4 of them"


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