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crazybob60
09-06-2006, 02:20 AM
Similar to that of the 20 win pitchers, a thread like this pops up every few months on here, and since we are in the stretch run here and in the last month of the season, the shape and scope of players who can reach this plateau is beginning to take shape with some players already reaching this goal. Out of the players listed below, who and how many homers will each of these players reach? Listed below is the player, their respective team, how many homers they have as of right now, and also how many games they currently have left in the season (for the games, if they have a maybe there, it is due to the fact of all the rainouts that occurred on Tuesday, and they are as close as possible). I have basically included any and all players that have 25+ homers for the season.

NL

1. Ryan Howard -- PHI -- 53 -- 23 maybe 24 games left.
2. Alfonso Soriano -- WAS -- 44 -- 24 games left.
2. Albert Pujols -- STL -- 44 -- 25 games left.
4. Adam Dunn -- CIN -- 39 -- 23 games left.
4. Carlos Beltran -- NYM -- 39 -- 25 maybe 26 games left.
6. Lance Berkman -- HOU -- 37 -- 23 maybe 24 games left.
7. Carlos Delgado -- NYM -- 35 -- 25 maybe 26 games left.
8. Andruw Jones -- ATL -- 32 -- 24 maybe 25 games left.
9. Aramis Ramirez -- CHC -- 31 -- 24 games left.
9. Jason Bay -- PIT -- 31 -- 23 games left.
11. Bill Hall -- MIL -- 30 -- 23 games left.
12. Adam LaRoche -- ATL -- 28 -- 24 maybe 25 games left.
13. Ken Griffey, Jr. -- CIN -- 26 -- 23 games left.
14. Matt Holliday -- COL -- 25 -- 24 games left.
14. Chase Utley -- PHI -- 25 -- 23 maybe 24 games left.

AL

1. David Ortiz -- BOS -- 47 -- 23 games left.
2. Travis Hafner -- CLE -- 42 -- 25 games left.
3. Jermaine Dye -- CHW -- 39 -- 24 games left.
4. Jim Thome -- CHW -- 38 -- 24 games left.
5. Jason Giambi -- NYY -- 36 -- 25 games left.
6. Manny Ramirez -- BOS -- 34 -- 23 games left.
6. Troy Glaus -- TOR -- 34 -- 23 games left.
8. Justin Morneau -- MIN -- 33 -- 25 games left.
9. Carlos Lee -- TEX -- 32 -- 22 games left.
10. Alex Rodriguez -- NYY -- 31 -- 25 games left.
10. Vernon Wells -- TOR -- 31 -- 23 games left.
10. Frank Thomas -- OAK -- 31 -- 24 games left.
13. Paul Konerko -- CHW -- 30 -- 24 games left.
14. Joe Crede -- CHW -- 29 -- 24 games left.
15. Nick Swisher -- OAK -- 29 -- 24 games left.
16. Vladimir Guerrero -- ANA -- 28 -- 23 games left.
16. Richie Sexson -- SEA -- 28 -- 24 games left.
18. Raul Ibanez -- SEA -- 26 -- 24 games left.
19. Mark Teixeira -- TEX -- 25 -- 22 games left.

Well, this one is a bit tougher. In the NL, I believe that Howard (who is already there), Soriano, and Pujols will reach the 50 mark. Howard will end up with 62 homers making him the first 'legit' person to break the 61 homer barrier legally without the use of the juice, at least in my eyes. Soriano will end with right at 50 with a homer on the last day of the season, and Pujols will hit 55 homers, when he goes on a tear the last week of the season.

In the AL, you will have Ortiz, Hafner, and Dye all reach the 50 homer mark. Dye will just reach it with 50 homers and get there the second to last day of the season. Ortiz will get 51 homers and the only reason he doesn't have or get more is because he isn't 100% healthy. And Hafner ends the season with 54 homers and will be the AL home run champion, with Ryan Howard being the NL and MLB home run champion with his mark of 62 Home Runs.

One thing of note, that struck me as really odd. I know that the fans in New York can be rather rough at times, especially if you are really slumping, such as the case with ARod, but looking at least at his Home Run totals here, he is still hitting 30+ every year, including this year which is a 'down' year for him, but in 99% of every other player (relatively speaking) it would be a career year, and he is 10th in the AL in Home Runs and is tied for 18th in the whole majors. I think that just goes to show how tough the fans in New York can be sometimes and also just how good of an overall player and talent that ARod is in my books. Now I am not trying to knock ARod, or the Yankees, or the fans and people of New York, I am just trying to state just how good of a player ARod is, despite where he plays or for what team or for whatever reason...

Now back to the question at hand, who do you think will reach the 50 homer plateau and how many of the people and how many will they reach?

Highlifeman21
09-06-2006, 03:21 PM
NL

Howard
Soriano
Pujols

AL

Ortiz
Hafner (and I'm not sold on this one)

I don't think anyone else on this list cracks 50

RedsFan75
09-07-2006, 09:26 AM
Hmmm... Now... Who is conspicous by his absense from that NL list....


Hmmm... I wonder.....

RedFanAlways1966
09-07-2006, 09:42 AM
Hmmm... Now... Who is conspicous by his absense from that NL list....


Hmmm... I wonder.....

Way to go... you made his son cry! :D

crazybob60
09-07-2006, 10:06 AM
You mean Bonds???? I am glad that he nowhere near the top of the list!!! Although with what 3 or 4 more homers he would have made it since I made the cutoff be 25 dongs. Just think, a mere 5 to 8 years ago if I would have made the cutoff be 25 homers with a month left in the season, that list could very well have been what doubled if not more!!!!