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#1 Posted on 11.4.05 1007.19
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What is wrong with this picture In the top 5 of the American League home run race...

T-1 Jorge Cantu, TB, 3
T-1 Paul Konerko, CWS, 3
T-1 Hideki Matsui, NYY, 3
T-1 Brian Roberts, BAL 3
T-1 Dmitri Young, DET, 3

Jorge Cantu was the proud owner of 2 HR in 173 career AB last year.

Brian Roberts was the proud owner of 12 career homers in his first four YEARS in the bigs. It is the second time he has hit 3 or more homers before the All Star Break.

Three cheers for steroids testing!
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#2 Posted on 11.4.05 1036.58
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It looks the way most homerun races look after one week of baseball, the opening week at that. Post the top 5 at the end of April or something. It's possible Jorge Cantu might still have 3.
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#3 Posted on 11.4.05 1056.36
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Richie Sexson would have three if not for a dumbass M's fan reaching over the fence and putting the ball back in play.
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#4 Posted on 11.4.05 1102.04
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Pat Burrell is hitting .480? OMG WHAT A MONSTER/CHEATER
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#5 Posted on 11.4.05 1931.14
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    Originally posted by Joseph Ryder
    Post the top 5 at the end of April or something. It's possible Jorge Cantu might still have 3.


It's certainly possible but Cantu hit 22 homers at Durham (368 AB) last season so it's not as if we're talking about Al Newman here.

And I really have no idea what the point is with the inclusion of Konerko (41 HR last season), Young (18 in 389 AB and a pitcher's park) or Matsui (31).

So I guess basically this was to say, "Look! Brian Roberts has turned on a few fastballs!"

Wait I've got it - Brian Roberts is on STEROIDS!!!
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#6 Posted on 11.4.05 2344.34
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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Pat Burrell is hitting .480? OMG WHAT A MONSTER/CHEATER


Pat Burrell, through seven games, is hitting .448 with 4 HR and 17 RBI. Putting him on pace for roughly 92 HR and 393 RBI. Both of those would, I believe, be records. On a serious note, it looks like young Mr. Burrell is off to quite a good start of putting a rather miserable 2004 behind him.
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#7 Posted on 12.4.05 0956.04
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having read cansecos book, its like i now think EVERYONE is on steriods. If Jose had his way...

Love the Al Newman comment. Having Roberts and Cantu lead the AL is no different then a Sam Horn, Bob Hamlin, Rob Deer or Steve Balboni lead in the first week of prior seasons. It dont mean roids. The key is who is NOT on the list, where is Sosa? Palmero? Tejada? I know its only been a week. But look at the "stars" stats this year.

should be interesting.

PS- wherever Jose went, so did steriods. Delgado. Watch and see.
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#8 Posted on 12.4.05 1556.53
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    Originally posted by Crimedog
    On a serious note, it looks like young Mr. Burrell is off to quite a good start of putting a rather miserable 2004 behind him.


Hopefully. Of course, he started out 2004 pretty good, as well, before a major collapse. His main thing is to stop pulling his head off of the ball when he swings. You'll see him still do it (even during his recent hot streak), but he corrects it. I'm thinking with a relaxed atmosphere (I loved Bowa, but he's not the manager for the new generation of players) he might flourish. He better, for the money he's being paid.
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#9 Posted on 12.4.05 1726.05
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Notice how one of the people on the list, Dmitri Young, got all of his homeruns in one game. This early in the season you can have one good game or one good week and be leading the league in homeruns. I don't think Roberts and Cantu will be leading the league at the end of the season. And even if they did, isn't it possible that two good young players in their 20's are just getting better rather than using steroids?
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#10 Posted on 13.4.05 0644.18
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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    And even if they did, isn't it possible that two good young players in their 20's are just getting better rather than using steroids?
Of course it is. But with Roberts hitting #4 last night, I'm surprised people haven't used the S word.

Of course, if he hits 50 and we win the World Series, bully for us!
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#11 Posted on 13.4.05 0747.30
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    Originally posted by Quezzy
    Notice how one of the people on the list, Dmitri Young, got all of his homeruns in one game. This early in the season you can have one good game or one good week and be leading the league in homeruns.


He also leads the AL in triples, but he didn't get all of those in one game. Of course, he leads with only 2 but, ...well, I'm just saying he's kicking some serious butt so far for my beloved (and under .500) Tigers.



(edited by Reverend J Shaft on 13.4.05 0847)
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