Anyone still worried about Gonzalez' "lack of power"?

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    Anyone still worried about Gonzalez' "lack of power"?

    5 HR in his last 10 ABs.

    I know it was mostly talking heads and writing goons, but the total overreaction to his 'modest' HR total was absurd. I hope this puts an end to that nonsense.
     
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    Many of us said he was a streaky HR hitter but the bashers would not listen.  Well, here is the streak.
     
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    [QUOTE]5 HR in his last 10 ABs. I know it was mostly talking heads and writing goons, but the total overreaction to his 'modest' HR total was absurd. I hope this puts an end to that nonsense.
    Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]

    Hmmm, let me thnk about it, that would be a NOOOO. 
     
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    Let me fill everyone in a bit.  AGON played in the Mexican League when he was only 15 years old.  In that league there is no Babe Ruth, Twilight, or American Legion.  You can be a teenager and playing against guys in their 20's, 30's, even 40's.  AGON is known as a "professional hitter," a term reserved for hitters such as Willie Mays or Roberto Clemente.  He is a quiet, unassuming man because he is not at all impressed with the caliber of pitching in MLB.  
     
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    Bad pitching and a band box in Texas.  Don't get too excited.
     
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    I'd cut him, he's healthy, he doesn't miss games for assorted heels, elbows, ribs, toes, hangnails, vertigo, shoulders, knees, concussions, bruises, backaches, flu, colds, meningitis. He hits for power. He hits for average. He drives in RBI like it's a pez dispenser for a 6-year-old on an oreo cookie diet. He fields his position like he is a maestro. He can't run, but who cares. . .I'd trade him now before we as fans get to enjoy him.
     
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    [QUOTE]Let me fill everyone in a bit.  AGON played in the Mexican League when he was only 15 years old.  In that league there is no Babe Ruth, Twilight, or American Legion.  You can be a teenager and playing against guys in their 20's, 30's, even 40's.  AGON is known as a   a term reserved for hitters such as Willie Mays or Roberto Clemente.  He is a quiet, unassuming man because he is not at all impressed with the caliber of pitching in MLB.  
    Posted by fenwayjack2[/QUOTE]

    While agree that AGON is a top flight hitter (Anyone who doesn't is a fool), that term "professional hitter," is tossed around all the time, I have heard players like Jerry Hairston Jr, and Mark Loretta be called that. AGON is an ELITE hitter, one of the best combinations of ball & strike eye, bat on ball contact, and pure raw power. Sorry for the nitpick... it's just that phrase is bestowed on a lot of middling players.
     
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    not since it seems to have returned. :)
    yesss
     
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    I said I though AGon would hit 50 HRs at some point early in his Boston career.

    I'm pleasantly surprised by the high BA.
     
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    [QUOTE]I said I though AGon would hit 50 HRs at some point early in his Boston career. I'm pleasantly surprised by the high BA.
    Posted by moonslav59[/QUOTE]

    I was thinking .300/40-45 before the season. I'm surprisingly OK being wrong on BOTH fronts, the trade off is more than worth it. I'd be thrilled if his Red Sox averages were about .330/30/120 after the contract is up. Especially mixing in his top shelf D.
     
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    Not me... I said 25 to 30 homers, 50 doubles, and a .300+ BA... I am the best!
     
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    [QUOTE]Many of us said he was a streaky HR hitter but the bashers would not listen.  Well, here is the streak.
    Posted by jimdavis[/QUOTE]

    it must be great to be you.
     
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    what the hell is it with you yazzer! all you seem to do is want to pick a fight with posters. sheeesh!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone still worried about Gonzalez' "lack of power"? : it must be great to be you.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    You are a dik.
     
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    [QUOTE]what the hell is it with you yazzer! all you seem to do is want to pick a fight with posters. sheeesh!
    Posted by Hammah29r2[/QUOTE]


    just the ones who remind me of OATMEAL.
     
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    Re: Anyone still worried about Gonzalez' "lack of power"?

    Yazzer / Hurtlocker

     
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    looks like your gonna get a little rain this weekend eh babe? you can bet your azz that stuff is gonna get churned up on the treasure coast and the metal detector crowd will be out in full force. when I was living in west melborne in 04 and the first hurricane hit us and we evacuated to tampa, I found out later that my next door neighbors son found about 15 pieces of pirate gold. pretty lucky eh?
     
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     just my two coppers..though he may not reach the lofty HR numbers some floated here(not that it was a bad thing) with a month to he could make the mid to upper 20's, team that with already reaching at the 100 ribbie mark, on a team currently at the top of the division, i'd say he's made a seamless transition in his 1st year..his body of work across the board will surely offset his jack numbers...
     
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    [QUOTE]looks like your gonna get a little rain this weekend eh babe? you can bet your azz that stuff is gonna get churned up on the treasure coast and the metal detector crowd will be out in full force. when I was living in west melborne in 04 and the first hurricane hit us and we evacuated to tampa, I found out later that my next door neighbors son found about 15 pieces of pirate gold. pretty lucky eh?

    Posted by Hammah29r2[/QUOTE]

    Actually, we got the rain yesterday and some decent waves. I can see the beach out my office window and the surfers were out in force.

    We have the guys with the metal detectors pretty much every day scouring the beach. Nice to find some gold though.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Anyone still worried about Gonzalez' "lack of power"? : it must be great to be you.
    Posted by theYAZZER[/QUOTE]

    Lame retort, even for yout.  But the point is, while people were busy slagging Gonzo for his lack of HRs, people who have actually been paying attention have been noting that his HR power has always come in bunches.  Some of us find it important to make these points, because there is always so much ridiculous over-reacting to when a guy struggles here (as if Gonzalez has even been 'struggling'.  Lets face it, with Ortiz and Youk out, he hasn't seen a good pitch in a month.  The fact that he has still been turning the only pitches close to the plate into hits speaks to his hitting prowess).
     
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    Re: Anyone still worried about Gonzalez' "lack of power"?

    Never anything wrong with Gonzo..I was laughing at all the "HR derby messed his swing up" nonsense..Hes a streaky HR hitter..Like some said, his HR's have always come in bunches..Hopefully he continues through september..
     
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