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    Adrian Gonzalez

    Is he done? He's god awful. His slugging is almost below .400. What happened? Has he just had it?

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    Something about Boston. Every veteran who goes there for big money becomes a fat lazy oaf.

    See...

    Beckett
    Crawford
    Lackey
    Adrian Gonzalez

    Etc....
    My top 10 players:

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    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
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    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Something about Boston. Every veteran who goes there for big money becomes a fat lazy oaf.

    See...

    Beckett
    Crawford
    Lackey
    Adrian Gonzalez

    Etc....
    Crawford isn't lazy he had a bad year and this year he is injured give him time he is too good of an athlete to go down like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Something about Boston. Every veteran who goes there for big money becomes a fat lazy oaf.

    See...

    Beckett
    Crawford
    Lackey
    Adrian Gonzalez

    Etc....
    What about Manny, David Ortiz, and Pedro Martinez?
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    The Padres used up all his prime.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    What about Manny, David Ortiz, and Pedro Martinez?
    Well Manny was most certainly lazy. Ortiz was/is most certainly fat and not even athletic enough to field a position. They were both juice heads so I guess they couldn't be totally lazy though. You got me with Pedro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
    Crawford isn't lazy he had a bad year and this year he is injured give him time he is too good of an athlete to go down like this.
    He's an underachiever... He's regressed since peaking in 2007. Another product of fat contracts and no incentive to play hard...
    WAR? Prove it!

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    He had a big loss of power since the 2011 ASG. till the break he showed good power hitting 17 HRs and slg .591. after the break he hit only 10 and slg under .500. something happened there and it seems like it got worse.
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    The fact that he may not know where he is playing from day to day may play some mental part...yes I realize there are numerous players playing numerous positions, but Gonzalez does not normally play outfield, and he is a very good defensive first baseman...plus, lots of turmoil with the team this year and some spilled from end of last year that is probably distracting as well...I will call it the Bobby Valentine Effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominik View Post
    He had a big loss of power since the 2011 ASG. till the break he showed good power hitting 17 HRs and slg .591. after the break he hit only 10 and slg under .500. something happened there and it seems like it got worse.
    Wonder if the Home Run Derby had anything to do with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDB_SoxFan View Post
    Wonder if the Home Run Derby had anything to do with that.
    Why not? It sure kicked the crap out of Joey Bats' second half stats.
    "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.

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    Correlation does not imply causation. Plenty of Derby participants have done just fine in the 2nd half.
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    3. Ty Cobb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zito75 View Post
    He's an underachiever... He's regressed since peaking in 2007. Another product of fat contracts and no incentive to play hard...
    I don't know Maybe he just can't handle playing in the big market since he spent so much time with us.

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    Pedro wasn't a veteran when he went there

    he was still rather young

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    Quote Originally Posted by dominik View Post
    He had a big loss of power since the 2011 ASG. till the break he showed good power hitting 17 HRs and slg .591. after the break he hit only 10 and slg under .500. something happened there and it seems like it got worse.
    Adrian ran into John Henry at that ASG and didn't like it when he said, "You've been very well behaved lately, Manny."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout View Post
    Pedro wasn't a veteran when he went there

    he was still rather young
    Yes, he was a veteran. Pedro was 65-36 W-L, 3.00 ERA, 140 ERA+, 912.1 IP when he arrived in Boston in 1998.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Something about Boston. Every veteran who goes there for big money becomes a fat lazy oaf.

    See...

    Beckett
    Crawford
    Lackey
    Adrian Gonzalez

    Etc....
    Couldn't you cherry-pick a similar list for NY?

    Mark Teixeira

    Kevin Brown

    AJ Burnett

    Or do those guys get a pass because they're not "roid heads"?

    Oh...wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    Couldn't you cherry-pick a similar list for NY?

    Mark Teixeira

    Kevin Brown

    AJ Burnett

    Or do those guys get a pass because they're not "roid heads"?

    Oh...wait.
    Lol.... Thats great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike D. View Post
    Couldn't you cherry-pick a similar list for NY?
    Absolutely.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Absolutely.
    Then what's something that NY and Boston share that we can blame it on? Amtrak?
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