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Brian26
02-26-2008, 09:15 PM
I heard this on the radio Saturday morning from Levineline, but I had to look it up myself because it's pretty surprising.

There were only six guys with 30 or more homeruns in the AL last year. Two of the six were on the Sox (Thome and Konerko).

The other four: ARod, Ortiz, Mourneau and Carlos Pena.

thedudeabides
02-26-2008, 09:33 PM
Wow, that is hard to believe. You would think there would be at least 6 DH's, firstbaseman, and outfielders that would have hit 30. Were there a lot of injuries I'm not remembering or are we seeing some decline from the testing?

DSpivack
02-26-2008, 09:37 PM
And to think that Thome, Konerko, Dye, Swisher, and Fields all have the potential to get there.

Metalthrasher442
02-26-2008, 09:50 PM
And to think that Thome, Konerko, Dye, Swisher, and Fields all have the potential to get there.

That'd be awesome. Or Crede ;)

Slats
02-26-2008, 10:45 PM
You're forgetting the Cuban home run machine Alexi Ramirez :redneck :tongue:

DumpJerry
02-26-2008, 11:28 PM
Wow. Dye just missed with 28.

gobears1987
02-26-2008, 11:31 PM
Wow. Dye just missed with 28.
If Fields played a full season, then he probably would have gotten 30 also.

He had 23 in 100 games. Over 162 games, he easily reaches 30.

Noneck
02-26-2008, 11:44 PM
Yes, the Cell is a band box.

soxfan13
02-27-2008, 10:22 AM
Wow. Dye just missed with 28.

Actually the 28 is more in line with his career avg. The 41 was just a one year deal IMO.

veeter
02-27-2008, 10:46 AM
Wow, that is hard to believe. You would think there would be at least 6 DH's, firstbaseman, and outfielders that would have hit 30. Were there a lot of injuries I'm not remembering or are we seeing some decline from the testing?I think the testing or threat of it is really working. The playing field is leveling out.

PKalltheway
02-27-2008, 04:14 PM
This doesn't suprise me too much. Pretty much since the beginning of the decade, the White Sox have been known as a power-hitting team.

2007- 190 Homers (2nd in AL)
2006- 236 Homers (1st in AL)
2005- 200 Homers (4th in AL)
2004- 242 Homers (Tied for 1st in AL)
2003- 220 Homers (4th in AL)
2002- 217 Homers (3rd in AL)
2001- 214 Homers (2nd in AL)
2000- 216 Homers (5th in AL)

pythons007
02-27-2008, 04:15 PM
I think the testing or threat of it is really working. The playing field is leveling out.

I agree...with the steroids suspensions looming over players heads, homers have been coming down the past couple of seasons.