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Hitmen77
07-15-2013, 08:55 PM
Ties Reggie Jackson's AL record - though Jackson did it in fewer games.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1703742-chris-davis-ties-record-for-most-homers-by-al-player-before-all-star-break

ComiskeyBrewer
07-16-2013, 02:31 AM
While i realize he has never played more than 139 games in a single major league season, I can't help but think "juicer" when i see his HR totals(he is 5 HRs short of matching his ENTIRE career totals when he was with TEX). I don't think he's Brady Anderson or anything, but when a 40 HR guy(which i think Davis can be, when looking at his Minor league stats as well) almost has 40 at the BREAK, i can't help but think he's on something. ESPECIALLY when you see after this season is his 2nd arby year.

Am i the only one who thinks this way? I've really turned into a cynical man.

Moses_Scurry
07-16-2013, 05:50 AM
While i realize he has never played more than 139 games in a single major league season, I can't help but think "juicer" when i see his HR totals(he is 5 HRs short of matching his ENTIRE career totals when he was with TEX). I don't think he's Brady Anderson or anything, but when a 40 HR guy(which i think Davis can be, when looking at his Minor league stats as well) almost has 40 at the BREAK, i can't help but think he's on something. ESPECIALLY when you see after this season is his 2nd arby year.

Am i the only one who thinks this way? I've really turned into a cynical man.

Well I do remember that the first time he got called up by Texas 3 or 4 years ago he did something ridiculous like 10 HR in his first 15 games. He's always had the power, although it's certainly possible that he was on juice then too.

Marqhead
07-16-2013, 07:22 AM
While i realize he has never played more than 139 games in a single major league season, I can't help but think "juicer" when i see his HR totals(he is 5 HRs short of matching his ENTIRE career totals when he was with TEX). I don't think he's Brady Anderson or anything, but when a 40 HR guy(which i think Davis can be, when looking at his Minor league stats as well) almost has 40 at the BREAK, i can't help but think he's on something. ESPECIALLY when you see after this season is his 2nd arby year.

Am i the only one who thinks this way? I've really turned into a cynical man.

118 HR in 472 minor league games.

114 HR in 531 major league games.

It's taken him a while to figure it out at the major league level, but the power has always been there.

chicagowhitesox1
07-16-2013, 11:29 AM
He recently said that he believes 61 homeruns is still the record which apparently made Joey Votto upset.

Madvora
07-16-2013, 01:04 PM
He recently said that he believes 61 homeruns is still the record which apparently made Joey Votto upset.

Can you explain what this means? I don't follow.
What does Joey Votto have to do with Bonds' "record"?

chicagowhitesox1
07-16-2013, 01:40 PM
Can you explain what this means? I don't follow.
What does Joey Votto have to do with Bonds' "record"?

Chris Davis said that the real record is still 61 and Votto made some kind of comment about how he's wrong. You could probably look up Joey Votto and it should explain it better.

ComiskeyBrewer
07-17-2013, 05:36 AM
118 HR in 472 minor league games.

114 HR in 531 major league games.

It's taken him a while to figure it out at the major league level, but the power has always been there.


I agree, which is why i said i think he can be a 40 hr a year guy, but for him to have 37 at the break makes me raise an eyebrow. Look at it this way, the guy has broken 40 in a year(minors and majors combined) once and now he is 3 HRs away from doing it in half a season. Players generally don't deviate from their career norms THAT much unless you are on something. If he pulls a Brandon Inge(albiet Inge only had that burst of power for a month or so IIRC) and plummets back to earth i'll change my tune. But for now, i don't think he's on the level.

He recently said that he believes 61 homeruns is still the record which apparently made Joey Votto upset.

Smoke Screens aren't exactly uncommon when you have something to hide. Remember Mark McGwire having Creatine in his locker? Everybody assumed that was the cause for his power and he was on the up and up. Who would question a guy about steroids who is on the record as saying he doesn't consider a known steroid user as the true record holder?

I realize this comes off as a big reach, but i just can't shake the feeling he is on something. Like i said, baseball has made me cynical of anybody putting up big numbers.

Bobby Thigpen
07-17-2013, 11:44 AM
I agree, which is why i said i think he can be a 40 hr a year guy, but for him to have 37 at the break makes me raise an eyebrow. Look at it this way, the guy has broken 40 in a year(minors and majors combined) once and now he is 3 HRs away from doing it in half a season. Players generally don't deviate from their career norms THAT much unless you are on something. If he pulls a Brandon Inge(albiet Inge only had that burst of power for a month or so IIRC) and plummets back to earth i'll change my tune. But for now, i don't think he's on the level.



Smoke Screens aren't exactly uncommon when you have something to hide. Remember Mark McGwire having Creatine in his locker? Everybody assumed that was the cause for his power and he was on the up and up. Who would question a guy about steroids who is on the record as saying he doesn't consider a known steroid user as the true record holder?

I realize this comes off as a big reach, but i just can't shake the feeling he is on something. Like i said, baseball has made me cynical of anybody putting up big numbers.
It's also possible that the age of 27 he's just now hitting his prime.

I mean, if we're all doomed to repeat the kind of performances we give as 23 year olds, this world would be an even scarier place.

Stanley
07-17-2013, 11:59 AM
He recently said that he believes 61 homeruns is still the record which apparently made Joey Votto upset.

I just read that quote by Votto last night, which only made me dislike him more. He really sounds like a jerk going by all the interviews I've read with him. Aside from being the most overrated player in MLB (oh but look at his OPS!), the dude can not pass up an opportunity to say something stupid or mean. Chris Davis did not ask for any stat or rule change, he just gave an honest answer to a stupid question.

I wish Votto would take his super cool OPS, disappointing power numbers and his 250 mil. and kiss da asscheeks.

chicagowhitesox1
07-17-2013, 02:50 PM
I just read that quote by Votto last night, which only made me dislike him more. He really sounds like a jerk going by all the interviews I've read with him. Aside from being the most overrated player in MLB (oh but look at his OPS!), the dude can not pass up an opportunity to say something stupid or mean. Chris Davis did not ask for any stat or rule change, he just gave an honest answer to a stupid question.

I wish Votto would take his super cool OPS, disappointing power numbers and his 250 mil. and kiss da asscheeks.

Yeah I heard about the Votto comments on the radio. I also look at Votto differently because of that. I'm pulling for Davis to hit 62 and I bet the Maris family is too. I don't think they were to happy when McGwire broke the record.