Ender wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:Ender wrote:mkultra wrote:Yeah, you should probably drop him if you own him.
Not saying that but people were rallying to his april to say anyone who didn't pick him #1 or #2 was a moron because obviously he had reached a new level this season. He's still the sub 40 HR guy we saw 2 of the past 3 years, he just got a whole lot of pitches right down the middle in April that he hit out of the park. No way to predict that.
I'm a huge ARod fan but he is no longer a sure thing with your top 2 picks, its more a product of that stadium than his ability but I would not be surprised if he missed 40 HR's even with the fast start. I think he probably will just break 40 but it will be close and there is no way he's breaking records like so many people said he would.
Product of that stadium? You're joking right? Yankee Stadium is notoriously hard on right-handed power hitters.
The man won an MVP two years ago with 48 homeruns and 130+ RBIs. To say that this month proves he's a sub-40 homerun hitter who only hits pitches down the middle is asinine.
That was my entire point, the fact he has only managed 40 HR's once in the past 3 years is a product of how hard it is to hit HR's in that stadium not a product of his skill set slipping.
I also never said he only hits pitches down the middle, get some reading comprehension man. I said he got a lot of pitches right down the middle in april and its the simple truth. Go back and watch his HR's, the majority of them were meatballs, he wasn't hitting good pitches out. Thats what most April hot streaks are since pitchers have some pretty spotty control in April.
That's also what good hitters do...they hit mistakes HARD. A-Rod did that. Pitchers always make mistakes, even the great ones. The great hitters take advantage of those mistakes more often than average hitters. All of your comments in this whole subject are ridiculous. It is obvious that you either 1.) dislike A-Rod or 2.) lack baseball knowledge. Either way, you are making one of the greatest players of or time sound ordinary. Whether you like him or not and regardless of his postseason track record, his career stats are great and he will break records.