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  1. AntAltMike

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    Drew's hitting, or lack thereof, remains a mystery. For a few years, Drew was consistently one of the three or four offensively most productive shortstops in the league. In 2013, he had a concussion and missed spring training and hit .160 in April, then he hit like an all-star for the next four months, but he hasn't hit a lick since.
     
  2. Rich

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    Hmm. Concussion, didn't know about that. Might be something for the Yanks to look at. Such little things can screw up a batter or a fielder. At the major league level, there's a really fine line between being able to perform at that level and not being able to. What happened to him...simply shouldn't have happened. Something's wrong with him physically, I think, and nobody is looking for it.

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  3. Steve

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    What a jerk A-Rod was for using steroids. You have to assume he's clean now, and at age 39 he's on track for a 35 HRs and 100 RBIs. He hit 3 homes in a game tonite for the 5th time in his career.

    Without drugs (and adding back the 2014 season he missed), I'll bet he still would have had 3000 hits and 2000 RBIs at this point in his career. Maybe just 100-150 less homers.
     
  4. AntAltMike

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    I don't assume he's clean now. He passed every drug test when he was on them.

    I used to think that if Barry Bonds had ended his career after 1998, that with 400 stolen bases, 400 home runs and 3 MVP awards and eight Gold Gloves, that he'd have been a first ballot Hall-of-Famer, but upon further reflection maybe he just changed recipes after that, to the one that, "went to his head".
     
  5. Steve

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    I disagree he may not be clean. After already forfeiting $25 million for last year's suspension, if he's caught again he'd likely be banned from baseball permanently. That would cost him more than $50 million. No way any sane person would risk that, IMHO.
     
  6. Rich

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    I hope he's clean. He really didn't need to do the PEDs, he should have been happy with himself as he was, which was a superb ballplayer. Then, I guess he saw lesser players exceeding what he could do and went along with the tide. Yeah, it was stupid, yeah he made it worse by trying to lie his way out of it (don't people ever get how easy it is to remember the truth and how difficult it is to maintain a lie?) and then got into it with MLB big time. All that for what? And he still hasn't paid the price for using those drugs. Remember Lyle Alzado? His story would have been enough to scare the bejesus out of me. Still scares me.

    Without those drugs what would his stats have been? Probably pretty much the same. I think, and if I'm right, he went thru all that for nothing. And it will follow him for the rest of his life. Sad.

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    I can remember a time when Bonds and Bonilla were the center of an argument about which one was better. I think they were both playing for the Pirates at the time. If he was being compared to Bonilla, how good could he have been? A-Rod (clean) good? I don't think so.

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    I really wonder about him. Is he all that bright? He doesn't seem to surround himself with smart people. I feel sorry for him, personally.

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    Congratulations Rich on the Yankees winning their twenty eight World Series.
     
  10. Sixto

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    Nice last two games, especially last night. It's fun to watch again.
     
  11. Rich

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    Thank you. What?

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    I'm really impressed with Didi. He's grown into the job quite well and he's starting to hit. And I actually feel more comfy with Drew at second. Headley is heating up, too. I really like the way Betances came into the game yesterday and just slammed the door on the Twins.

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    RE: A-Rod

    Alex's comments after the game last night, after he hit a homer on his 40th birthday. Perhaps just lip service, but at least it sends a good message to kids who may be listening. From: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/28/sports/baseball/on-his-40th-birthday-alex-rodriguez-blows-it-out-with-a-swing.html


     
  14. AntAltMike

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    I'm tempted to say that if a team can afford to spend more money every year than just about all of the other teams then, of course they're going to win, but I'm a Red Sox fan so I can't credibly say that.
     
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    Actually, A-rod was wrong about what he said about hitting homeruns not making someone a good teammate. It does. The Red Sox would not have won the 2004 World Series without steroids consuming teammates, and no one on that team is offering to give his ring back.
     
  16. Sixto

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    Wild night. 21-5.

    Let's go Didi.
     
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    I'm surprised Banister, the Rangers manager, went soooo long with each of his first two pitchers.

    Capuano stunk up the joint for the Yankees, but Girardi finally pulled him after he gave up 5 runs in the first (4 after 2 men were out, IIRC). The next two Yankee pitchers only allowed one base-runner for the next 8 1/3. No hits, just a walk. Weird game.
     
  18. Sixto

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    Hopefully it's the last we see of capuano.
     
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    There's talks about adding Kimbrel via trade... that's a VERY dangerous 7 8 9 innings of Betances, Kimbrel, Miller. It's working for KC. I like it.
     
  20. Rich

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    I read that, too. Oddly, he seems to be able to teach baseball, not an easy thing to do at that level. He's been mentoring Didi and look what Didi's doing with the bat now.

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