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Neato Torpedo wrote:How about Reynolds, Damon, Scott, Inge, and Lind? What about Joe Mauer? He's on pace for like 40 HR.
da bears wrote:I completely disagree with the fact that journalists shouldn't have to have some sort of back up/accountability for writing stories or blogs like these. Analyzing stats for a portion of the season certainly aren't enough to make accusations like this, the guys family hears about stories like this and that's just wrong. Be a journalist and gather some real sources that point to real evidence to these guys using PED's not just some numbers which we all know can be easily manipulated. As the op said lots of these HR's came off some weaker competition and he moved to a hitters park, let the guy play the game and if some REAL evidence comes out about this then fire away at him. People just write whatever they damn well please these days and I find it to be really annoying. I have no clue what happened to being a real journalist...
Why, because the simplest answer is more often than not the correct answer.
thatguy27 wrote:Occam's razor folks.
This blogger has every right to pose the question: can we attribute Raul's numbers to PEDs?
Why, because the simplest answer is more often than not he correct answer.
Those of you giving reasons for his boost in numbers that are not related to PEDs, you're grasping at every possible straw to make your case. You're basically talking about a best case scenario, stars aligning, once in a half century type occurrence as the reason for his monster numbers.
On the other hand, those accusing him of using PEDs, they're not grasping at any straw - they're talking about the most simple explanation for why Ibanez is all of a sudden mashing the ball like never before. It's a fair question to ask, IMO, because it makes far more sense than the contrary.
That said, I am not saying Ibanez is using. But I am saying if he were, it would not surprise me. And I am saying it is perfectly fair to speculate. That's what journalists/bloggers/reporters/fans do.
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