Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Wrong. You apparently only read parts of the article and ignored the parts that you didn't like. Power spikes decreased at no higher a rate than one would expect given the increased home run environment caused by the non-steroid factors listed above.
If you are going to be condescending at least be correct.
From the article.
"Power Spikes have occurred more frequently in the Juiced Era, but the increase in frequency is almost entirely attributable to certain types of hitters."
From your post.
"Saber-god Nate Silver proved that home run spikes by individual players were neither more common nor more drastic in the 90s than in previous decades"
Now, you can fudge numbers and somehow say that a player who actually hit 30 homeruns in 1986 should be credited with 36 home runs to come up with your conclusion, but to not mention that is misleading.
But if you are looking at the raw data there were more power spikes per 100 batters in the juiced era than any other. That is an accurate statement, which is the opposite of what your initial post stated.