mayor quimby wrote:
I don't know why you're focusing on BABIP...Every last one of his stats are overwhelmingly better than they were prior to him using performance enhancing drugs.
When did he start using them?
No one can say with 100% certainty, but:
2010 w/ ATL:
50 Runs, 4 HR, 42 RBI, 7 SB, .255 BA, .354 SLG in 147 GP...note all very similar to stats for his career 162 game average prior to 2011.
2011 w. KC:
102 Runs, 18 HR, 87 RBI, 20 SB, .305 BA, .470 SLG in 155 GP...they were all on track for being even better this year.
Now, if I had to venture a guess, I'd say someone in the Kansas City clubhouse introduced him and he had a bit of a relapse when he moved to Cali.
. My guess is that when he was in ATL, he knew that if he didn't make a change in some way, his career was going to be over. I probably would have sauced up if I were him to.
Now lets hear everyone come at my throat for having an opinion
. I would like to make it clear that this is what I'm ASSUMING happened. I don't have proof that this is when he started using, but I don't know for sure.
But I do have to say that the evidence is substantial enough for this to make sense to most with a functioning brain.
Let the craziness begin!