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mikemo14
01-15-2013, 12:44 AM
What current play do you feel is the most likely to be on the juice?

Mine would be Edwin Encarnacion.

Would not be surprised if Bautista was either.

chuck6660
01-15-2013, 01:23 AM
I agree with Encarnacion and possibly Bautista. I am always suspect when a player starts greatly exceeding their expectations especially those with an average track record. For many years Encarnacion was a .250-.260 BA with 20-25 HR potential...then this year he puts up Miquel Cabrera type stats. Similiar jump as Melky Cabrera over the last two seasons.

TSJ55
01-15-2013, 07:13 AM
Minor leaguers on the verge of washing out and contract year players

webbbj
01-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Votto

Sir Luke
01-15-2013, 10:22 AM
Bud Selig

coachpipe
01-15-2013, 11:55 AM
Rickie Weeks

DirtyBaker
01-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Ryan Braun

wastedtime
01-15-2013, 02:32 PM
I'm shocked that Albert Pujols has never tested positive. However, if he continues his decline in 2013, then I'm more apt to believe his career has been legit.

arkimadee
01-15-2013, 03:51 PM
Matt Kemp, he was way too ok with Ryan Braun cheating and still getting the MVP over him last year

MoneyInTheBank
01-15-2013, 10:17 PM
Jamie Moyer

Beatlessp
01-16-2013, 03:07 PM
First post......yay me, lol.....OK....i would disagree with Bautista, I've seen several analyzations of his swing...he made MAJOR changes to his whole stance, hand postion and length of his swing the year he blew up and had over 50 bombs....kemp i would agree with, b/c of what ark said..way too cool with brauns situation

texasdave
01-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Wilson Valdez or Babe Janish. I was going to go with Drew Stubbs. But, then, how would we know? He so seldom makes contact with the baseball on any of his swings.

TSJ55
01-16-2013, 04:54 PM
The "luckiest" non-Red. Production = luck for all other MLB teams. Especially during postseason play.

Roush's socks
01-16-2013, 05:33 PM
I would say that like every other big-time sport around 70-80% of all players are using something. They are always one step ahead of the tests. All of the drug scandals like the BALCO or Armstong affair have shown that doping is a system wide practice, not the actions of lone renegades acting on their own or in secret. I do think that baseball players are more careful now and the drugs they are using are less powerful than the stuff Bonds, Sosa etc were on. But they are always looking for an advantage.

m21eagle45
01-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Matt Cain...for no other reason than he improved so much so fast and he is in San Fran.

GotHeeeeem
01-21-2013, 06:44 PM
The thing with EE and Bautista is they made an easy but huge improvement to their swings. They get their front foot down before the pitcher even releases the ball now. When they were struggling their foot would often still be in flight during contact with the ball.

chuck6660
01-22-2013, 02:47 AM
The thing with EE and Bautista is they made an easy but huge improvement to their swings. They get their front foot down before the pitcher even releases the ball now. When they were struggling their foot would often still be in flight during contact with the ball.

Dang, if only Drew Stubbs would have put his front foot down! :laugh:

wastedtime
01-22-2013, 05:53 PM
Dang, if only Drew Stubbs would have put his front foot down! :laugh:
I hear he's been working on decreasing his leg kick. If he gets that down, that should help with contact.

Beatlessp
01-22-2013, 05:54 PM
Dang, if only Drew Stubbs would have put his front foot down! :laugh:

Sad thing is, I think that's one thing I saw that he was working on this offseason, in addition to shortening his swing.....no offense to Choo, but I'm gonna be mad (at drew) if he finally gets his hitting on track after being traded.....

SweetLou1990
01-22-2013, 08:27 PM
Sad thing is, I think that's one thing I saw that he was working on this offseason, in addition to shortening his swing.....no offense to Choo, but I'm gonna be mad (at drew) if he finally gets his hitting on track after being traded.....

I'll be no more mad than EE last year finally finding a swing. Good riddance to them both, it just wasn't working in Cincinnati.

texasdave
01-22-2013, 10:48 PM
I hear he's been working on decreasing his leg kick. If he gets that down, that should help with contact.


One last jab. Okay, maybe one of the last jabs. His leg kick does not define him as a baseball player. :)

texasdave
01-22-2013, 10:50 PM
I'll be no more mad than EE last year finally finding a swing. Good riddance to them both, it just wasn't working in Cincinnati.


Agreed. I might be a little miffed at the Reds' organization for not figuring that out during the past two seasons.

LexRedsFan
01-23-2013, 01:12 PM
Agreed. I might be a little miffed at the Reds' organization for not figuring that out during the past two seasons.

I was going to say -- maybe we should be angrier at Jacoby than Stubbs/EE.

The_Mudshark
01-23-2013, 03:03 PM
What current play do you feel is the most likely to be on the juice?

Mine would be Edwin Encarnacion.

Would not be surprised if Bautista was either.

This has been my favorite post in like 5 months! The replies are hysterical.

My vote goes to EE, but the Kemp theory is a good one too...