Originally posted by SYCMiniBus
Who is to say Petagine would hit in the majors
Me. And a lot of other people. The Japanese Leagues are superior to Triple A. He's OPS'ing over 1000 in Japan year after year with a good walk rate. Larson has never had a good walk rate. Worst case scenario, Petagine would have hit like Matsui. But it's more likely he would have hit the way Nick Johnson hit this year.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids