thedude wrote:the reason vlad stopped running, the reason arod stopped running (for a whille) and will stop agian, the reason Barry, Sosa, and Cancesco stopped, and the reason Beltran will stop running is that teams have too much money tied up in these guys to have them injuried going head first into second base. They would rather them just hit homeruns and get on base 40% of the time than injure themselves in a game in Mid july against the Detriot Tigers. If a guy steals 40 bases it is pointless if he misses the post season with a bum hammy.
Your point has nothing to do with the fact that Alex plays for the NY Yankees and Joe Torre will let and encourage his superstars to run. This may be true with most teams, but it has nothing to do with the current New York Yankees.