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Old 09-24-2010, 01:36 PM
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Im sure its crossed alot of peopls minds about PED's and Bautista...

I will say this, as im someone who goes to the gym alot, put on 30-35 pounds of muscle wtih fair mix of supplements (that you can buy at GNC/Vitamin Shoppe) and to me, he DOES NOT appear to be someone that "got big"...at all..i think he possibly has cut his swing a bit different and increased his bat speed

Just my 2 cents...
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:38 PM
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All I know is he's helped me dominate my fantasy league, so whatever he's doing, I hope he keeps doing it.

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Old 09-24-2010, 01:51 PM
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Probably a combination of him getting a legit shot to start for a full season and changing his approach. I think he took the league by surprise, and pitchers didn't adjust to him being a dead pull hitter.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:15 PM
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I was at Blue Jays spring training this year and he looks just like a normal guy, not ripped at all. From what I saw he drinks lots of coffee, maybe it's the caffeine that gave him his boost! Seriously though, he gave us fans in Toronto something to cheer about and he's under contract for a couple more years at a decent price. Fits in well with an up-and-coming Blue Jays squad!
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:25 PM
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Maybe he and Brady Anderson are pen pals. Or share a pharmacist.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:27 PM
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When they interviewed him early on in the season, he said he changed his position in the batters box and altered one small thing in his swing and it has paid off for him!

As a Jays fan, I'm glad he is on our side until the Yankees or Red Sox steal him away in a few years!
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:17 PM
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I think all this recent PED talk is extremely unfair to him.

He's had a great season, especially the 2nd half. I actually picked him up in my fantasy league off the waiver wire, about 3 months into the season. It's a small league and nobody trusted his power would hold up and weren't willing to pick up, what most thought was another Carlos Pena type.

He's a late bloomer. Baseball history is filled with them. It's also filled with guys who had everything go right for one year, and for one reason or another was never able to come close to repeating it again.

Roger Maris was a fairly late bloomer himself. He had two special years, one or two pretty good years, and not much else to speak of, if we're being perfectly honest.

A guy doesn't have to be a superstar from the moment he steps foot in the league, to the moment he leaves, in order to make a mark on the game.

If somebody digs up some other evidence other then, "he's having a really good year for a guy who hasn't had one before", I'll take a look at it and point my judgements if need be. Otherwise, I hate assumptions. People who make them always say "I told you so", when they are right.......but usually aren't quite as forthcoming when they are proven wrong.

I try to think the best of people, until I am actually proven otherwise.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:32 PM
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Maris hit 28 homers at the age of 23. 39 homers at the age of 25. 61 homers at the age of 26. He wasn't a late bloomer.

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Old 09-24-2010, 03:41 PM
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One way that I start my my fantasy BB league is I look at guys that are in a contract year. They over produce and show signs of greatness, sign a big contract and then PHooooooooooooooooff, until there next big payday. Many, many examples for this.

I call it (bobby bonilla sen-drum)
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A guy like Bautista coming out of nowhere is part of what makes baseball so much fun. Plus it's great to give a team with virtually no chance of making the playoffs something to cheer for. As a lifelong Reds fan, I have experienced many a season rooting for individual player achievements because the team is eliminated from playoff contention by early-summer.
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