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Fenway
07-13-2007, 10:47 AM
Hit another homer last night. The AL record is 61 by Roger Maris

Can he do it?

palehozenychicty
07-13-2007, 10:50 AM
No. He's still too streaky, and as the games get more crucial, can he still hit them? I doubt it.

AuroraSoxFan
07-13-2007, 10:55 AM
I can see him belting balls all over th eplace until 9/30 or so, whatever date game #162 falls on so i voted yes. From there if the Yanks are in the postseason I can see him doing the usual .105 average and failing to contribute when they really NEED him to.

jackbrohamer
07-13-2007, 11:04 AM
I don't particularly like A-Rod but it would be nice to see someone other than those NL juice-heads (Sosa McGwire & Bonds) exceed the 61 HR mark.

soxfan13
07-13-2007, 11:11 AM
No. He's still too streaky, and as the games get more crucial, can he still hit them? I doubt it.

I can see him belting balls all over th eplace until 9/30 or so, whatever date game #162 falls on so i voted yes. From there if the Yanks are in the postseason I can see him doing the usual .105 average and failing to contribute when they really NEED him to.

Wow you guys are harsh. He has played in 9 post season series and has close to a .300 average and .500 slugging percentage. When did 2 bad series out of 9 become the "usual"?

Viva Medias B's
07-13-2007, 11:54 AM
Hit another homer last night. The AL record is 61 by Roger Maris

Can he do it?

In my book, that is still the MLB record too.

Fenway
07-13-2007, 12:13 PM
In my book, that is still the MLB record too.

without a doubt

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/images/rogermaris2.jpg

Mohoney
07-13-2007, 02:52 PM
I think he will end up with 58.

The Dude
07-13-2007, 04:08 PM
In my book, that is still the MLB record too.

No it isn't. Your book isn't up to date. But lets not get into this argument again!:o::o::o:

downstairs
07-13-2007, 04:25 PM
In my book, that is still the MLB record too.


Pshhhhhh. 27 is the record in my book. Everyone after Ned Williamson was juiced.

:cool:

Fenway
07-13-2007, 04:58 PM
Pshhhhhh. 27 is the record in my book. Everyone after Ned Williamson was juiced.

:cool:

Hot Dogs and beer :smile:
http://www.internationalnewsagency.org/Babe%20Ruth.jpg

PKalltheway
07-13-2007, 06:00 PM
No. I remember in the last 2 years when Andruw Jones and Ryan Howard came into September absolutely BLISTERING, but then fizzled out as September wore on.

A-Rod will have a great year, but he ain't gonna get 61. Or 60 for that matter.

downstairs
07-13-2007, 07:00 PM
No. I remember in the last 2 years when Andruw Jones and Ryan Howard came into September absolutely BLISTERING, but then fizzled out as September wore on.

A-Rod will have a great year, but he ain't gonna get 61. Or 60 for that matter.

Its not like its never been done...

soxfanreggie
07-13-2007, 07:28 PM
I figured he would be good for 55-58. Could he do it? Yes. He just has to stay out of a big slump.

PKalltheway
07-13-2007, 07:38 PM
Its not like its never been done...
I'm aware of that, but IMHO, I don't think he'll do it this year. Hell Jim Thome and David Ortiz had 30 going into the All Star Break last year and they finished with 42 and 54 respectively.

eastchicagosoxfan
07-13-2007, 10:05 PM
Pshhhhhh. 27 is the record in my book. Everyone after Ned Williamson was juiced.

:cool:
I think there was a real short fence, maybe 250' in 1884. Or the entire Cub team was juiced, Anson hit 21, Pfeffer hit 25, Williamson hit 27, and King Kekkey managed 13.

FarWestChicago
07-13-2007, 11:55 PM
Pay-Rod ain't breaking ****. His rate has been declining and will not meet the minimal requirements.

:payrod

Who cares about records? My agent makes me serious green!!

:borass:

My client deserves 1/3 the GNP of China or it's an insult!!

jabrch
07-14-2007, 12:05 AM
if the Yanks are in the postseason I can see him doing the usual .105 average and failing to contribute when they really NEED him to.

You are talking about the same Alex Rodriguez who hit .421/.476/.737 in the 2004 ALDS, who hit .258/.378/.516 in the 2004 ALCS, who hit .409/.480/.773 in the 2000 ALCS, who hit .308 in the 2000 ALDS and .313/.313/.563 in the 1997 ALDS?

He had 2 bad post season serieses in a row in 2005 and 2006. (Even in 2005 his OBP was .381; but lets call that bad too just for arguements sake.) But you are using a 29 AB sample over two years to draw the conclusion that Alex would suck in the post season.

That sounds like a bad idea.

chaerulez
07-14-2007, 02:23 AM
There is an misconception of A-Rod's postseason stats. It's just NY media hype. That and the postseason is a small sample size. Frank Thomas hasn't gotten one hit in half of the postseason series he's been in, but I don't think that takes away from what he's done with his career as a whole, as he's only had 49 total postseason at bats. Bonds hasn't put up good postseason stats either. But lets keep in mind, without some of these superstars most of these teams don't make the postseason. Replace A-Rod with an average player and the Yankees probably have 7 or 8 more losses. Nor do they win division titles in 2004 and 2005. I don't like A-Rod as a person, but if anyone can break the HR record (single season and all time) legit, it's him.