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Jay Bruce and the quest for 500 career homeruns

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  1. Omar 382

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    The first three are gonna' end up on the wrong side of that wall any day now.... not sure why McGwire is on the list?
     



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    Because it's a list of players who hit 500 home runs but had fewer than Jay Bruce entering their age-31 season.
     
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    I was making a joke about Palmeiro, Ortiz, and Sheffield all being Hispanic. I assumed you were saying that first four were aided in their late career power surges by PED’s.
     
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    Gary Sheffield is Hispanic?
     
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    Ok so technically he was born in Tampa (though I haven't seen a birth certificate... just saying), but you're forgetting his feud with Fausto Carmona Roberto Hernandez, and that he made these comments to GQ Magazine:

    "Sheffield (a Detroit Tiger at the time) was quoted saying that there are more Latin baseball players than African-American players because Latinos are easier to control. 'What I said is that you're going to see more black faces, but there ain't no English going to be coming out. ... (It's about) being able to tell (Latin players) what to do — being able to control them.... Where I'm from, you can't control us." He continued "They have more to lose than we do. You can send them back across the island. You can't send us back. We're already here.'"

    Methinks Sheffield doth protest too much.
     
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    Yeah I don't think that means he's Hispanic. Quite the opposite.
     
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    Lol, but wow, I had always thought Sheffield was Hispanic. Granted, I started seriously watching baseball around 2006, and he retired in '09, but I still saw him play quite a bit from that last year with the Mets (plus, he was still touted as one of the better players in baseball during that time period).

    Anyway, does this little incident make me racist?
     
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    Yeah, ok. More MSM garbage to cover up Selig mass immigrating illegals to play in MLB!!!
     
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    what
     
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    This whole Sheffield thing reminds me of this gem. Eric Cartman can really sing
     
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    Great- just great! Another Bud Selig administration shill spreading disinformation! Go spew your NWO lies somewhere else, shill!
     
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    The problem is, that only the minority of really power hitters avoid falling off of that cliff in their mid-30's. A lot of power hitters have appeared to have had great odds at hitting 50 around the age of 30. They might even reach 400 relatively young, like Adam Dunn did. Then, so many just run into injuries or lose it.

    He'll have to continue hitting 35-40 over the next 3-4 years to position himself for a realistic shot.
     
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    except those 4 had a much better BA and OBP... reason i am bringing that up is because any type of down year for bruce, and there wont be many teams trying to get him... he will be a defensive liability POWER only player on the decline... i don't think any team will allow him time to break it if he doesn't average 30+ hRs a season...

    so basically, if he doesn't break it by 2024, then he wont break it no matter what...
     
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    I think it's fair to predict that he's not going to have one of those breakout seasons where he hits 53 or 54 home runs to cover up for the years when he only hits 23 or 24. As well, I think Bruce eventually is going to have to face the music on the shift and learn to hit to left field. Those are not going to be home runs.
     
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    I just provided that information for fun and because I'm a really cool person.
     
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    May Bruce. Only way he reaches 500...to stay in weaker national league. If he was to come to American league...his ass would be lucky to hit another 50 Hrs. True fact
     
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    He'd hit 60 if he got to face the Tigers, Twins, White Sox and Royals 70+ times a year. Garbage division.
     
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    Are you a troll?
     
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    dougplayer D Back and ranger fans are GAF....

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    No Iam not. I just tell the truth.
    Does that hurt your feelings mary???
     
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    Actually you aren't a troll.
    You are just stupid.