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  • #31
    This sport has gotten to the point where you can't trust any of the players. Because like a couple people have mentioned on here, they can't test for HGH (Jason Grimsley's PHD), so unless you catch them in the act or you have to catch them having some in their homes, etc...

    I've just grown sick of that sport and the corruption of the game. That doesn't go to say though that Baseball is the only corrupt sport in America....


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    Despite looking better against an underachieving Eagles team, I still think the Bears are one of the worst teams in the NFL. I smell a blowout victory by the Lions this week and a division sweep.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Maroney22
      Originally posted by Vikes99ej
      He's the only good hitter on the Twins. I wish we could keep him, Liriano, Santana, and Nathan and just trade away everyone else.


      Morneau is a beast of a power hitter
      If by beast, you mean overrated I agree with you. 1 HR per 17 AB is not beast-like. A .485 SLG is not beast-like. A career 1 HR per 19 AB is not beast-like. A career .466 SLG is not beast-like. Those numbers are not bad but I am sick of hearing from people that Morneau is this insane power hitter.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Patriots-Lions
        Originally posted by Maroney22
        Originally posted by Vikes99ej
        He's the only good hitter on the Twins. I wish we could keep him, Liriano, Santana, and Nathan and just trade away everyone else.


        Morneau is a beast of a power hitter
        If by beast, you mean overrated I agree with you. 1 HR per 17 AB is not beast-like. A .485 SLG is not beast-like. A career 1 HR per 19 AB is not beast-like. A career .466 SLG is not beast-like. Those numbers are not bad but I am sick of hearing from people that Morneau is this insane power hitter.
        i like a man who supports his arguments with stats and cold hard facts.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Patriots-Lions
          Originally posted by Maroney22
          Originally posted by Vikes99ej
          He's the only good hitter on the Twins. I wish we could keep him, Liriano, Santana, and Nathan and just trade away everyone else.


          Morneau is a beast of a power hitter
          If by beast, you mean overrated I agree with you. 1 HR per 17 AB is not beast-like. A .485 SLG is not beast-like. A career 1 HR per 19 AB is not beast-like. A career .466 SLG is not beast-like. Those numbers are not bad but I am sick of hearing from people that Morneau is this insane power hitter.

          give me a break we havent had a 30 home run hitter in like 873 years. He is on pace for about 35

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          • #35
            He better, he's on my fantasy team
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            Eli's opportunity to become a legend.
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            These last 50 seconds will define Eli Manning.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Maroney22
              Originally posted by Patriots-Lions
              Originally posted by Maroney22
              Originally posted by Vikes99ej
              He's the only good hitter on the Twins. I wish we could keep him, Liriano, Santana, and Nathan and just trade away everyone else.


              Morneau is a beast of a power hitter
              If by beast, you mean overrated I agree with you. 1 HR per 17 AB is not beast-like. A .485 SLG is not beast-like. A career 1 HR per 19 AB is not beast-like. A career .466 SLG is not beast-like. Those numbers are not bad but I am sick of hearing from people that Morneau is this insane power hitter.

              give me a break we havent had a 30 home run hitter in like 873 years. He is on pace for about 35
              Again, he is a good power hitter, not a great one. 35 is a good season, but not a great season. The 22 he hit last year were rather disappointing.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by DChess
                Originally posted by Patriots-Lions
                Originally posted by Maroney22
                Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                He's the only good hitter on the Twins. I wish we could keep him, Liriano, Santana, and Nathan and just trade away everyone else.


                Morneau is a beast of a power hitter
                If by beast, you mean overrated I agree with you. 1 HR per 17 AB is not beast-like. A .485 SLG is not beast-like. A career 1 HR per 19 AB is not beast-like. A career .466 SLG is not beast-like. Those numbers are not bad but I am sick of hearing from people that Morneau is this insane power hitter.
                i like a man who supports his arguments with stats and cold hard facts.
                I agree man. The thing about him, is that he has an unbelievable amount of power, which is showcased by his ability to drive the ball over the fence going the other way. The thing about him though, is that he is a consistent underachiever and simply gets on those "cold streaks" far too often. If he is able to acquire the ability to choose his pitches more carefully and gain more consistency with his swing, he will become a big time power hitter and give the twins the power in the middle of their lineup that they've lacked for too long. That's a real big if though. Sadly to tell you the truth, I could see him continue to underachieve with the Twins, then blow up as a superstar once he joins another team ala Big Papi.
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by diehardvikingsfan
                  Originally posted by DChess
                  Originally posted by Patriots-Lions
                  Originally posted by Maroney22
                  Originally posted by Vikes99ej
                  He's the only good hitter on the Twins. I wish we could keep him, Liriano, Santana, and Nathan and just trade away everyone else.


                  Morneau is a beast of a power hitter
                  If by beast, you mean overrated I agree with you. 1 HR per 17 AB is not beast-like. A .485 SLG is not beast-like. A career 1 HR per 19 AB is not beast-like. A career .466 SLG is not beast-like. Those numbers are not bad but I am sick of hearing from people that Morneau is this insane power hitter.
                  i like a man who supports his arguments with stats and cold hard facts.
                  I agree man. The thing about him, is that he has an unbelievable amount of power, which is showcased by his ability to drive the ball over the fence going the other way. The thing about him though, is that he is a consistent underachiever and simply gets on those "cold streaks" far too often. If he is able to acquire the ability to choose his pitches more carefully and gain more consistency with his swing, he will become a big time power hitter and give the twins the power in the middle of their lineup that they've lacked for too long. That's a real big if though. Sadly to tell you the truth, I could see him continue to underachieve with the Twins, then blow up as a superstar once he joins another team ala Big Papi.
                  Yeah, hopefully he will gain consistency as he ages and grows as a hitter.

                  Now on Mauer. Why exactly cant someone hit 400 nowadays. Im not saying he will but I hate it when people say that its different now when ten years ago Gwynn had a chance to get it.

                  Mauer is going to be the best average hitter in the majors who will eventually gain power. Right now he has the ability to swing with power but chooses to hit situationally. Watch him hit the ball when he's up with two outs and nobody on base, then you will realize he can hit for power.

                  What Mauer is doing at such a young age is simply amazing. I cant wait to watch him grow as a hitter while leading Minny to a WS (hopefully).


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                  • #39
                    he might get there but batting average goes down a lot faster than it goes up.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by javon favre
                      If anyone votes yes there dumb
                      Where? Over there? Irony...

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                      • #41
                        Oh and he's not going to do it. Everyone gets hot over stretches. I swear, I've seen Manny Ramirez go on 3-4 week stretches where he hits like .600, so Mauer having a good month stretch is what it is: a good month stretch. But he's a catcher, and if some of the best pure hitters in the game like Tony Gwynn, Wade Boggs or George Brett couldn't do it, I'm not seeing a 23 year old catcher doing it.

                        He's going to start getting tired over time with all the catching and he's just not going to get there. I mean, he's not even there now. He's going to comete for the batting title at this pace, but .400 ain't happening. Too much of a marathon...

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                        • #42
                          i can't believe there's a .400 discussion in fricking june.

                          my dog is on pace for .465, 78 home runs and 237 RBIs right now.

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                          • #43
                            Just think he was supposed to be the starting QB for FSU. I guess he made the right choice.

                            No way Mauer hits .400. He is great young player, but lets wait for someone to be hitting .400 before we start talking about it.

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                            • #44
                              No way does Maur hit .400 . First of all he is a catcher and by mid August when it is hot as fire he will be dead tired. You also have to factor in the speed factor Maur is fast for a catcher but I think you have to be able to get some bunt hits and infield singles to have a good shot at .400. Not to say that Maur is not becoming a good catcher because he is but I think hitting .400 is a bit unrealistic.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by draftguru151
                                Just think he was supposed to be the starting QB for FSU. I guess he made the right choice.

                                No way Mauer hits .400. He is great young player, but lets wait for someone to be hitting .400 before we start talking about it.
                                He was the number 1 rated QB in the country coming out of high school, but yeah even then, I think he made the right choice.
                                SKOL VIKINGS!


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