Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

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    Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    now that his deal is official, let's welcome the new guy.

    His power bats and high OPS in the Fens made Ben signs the guy even with hip concern.  However, if Napoli can stay healthy and have abour 670-680 ABs, can he be that 40HR guy?  His ABs have been limited due to his position and averaged about 324 ABs a season while hitting about 21 HRs.  If he can have 680 ABs, Napoli will hit about 44 HRs mathematically.  Is it possible for him to have a healthy year with his new role at 1B?

     
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    I really like the Napoli deal, but 40 HR would be very surprising. 30 would make me quite happy.

     
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    If Napoli can reclaim his 2011 stat line, ..320/.414/.631, he can be a perfect #3 hitter and protected by Ortiz, WMB, Salty on his back.  

     
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    He might hit 40 home runs if he batted 670-680 times (which would mean he'd probably lead MLB), but that's not going to happen.

    As Carnie said, I could see a 30 HR season. If he plays full-time 1B and stays healthy, 35 would not shock me. But let's start with him making it through a full season first.

     
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    Yup... 30-35 would make the most sense I guess and no one will complain about it.  

     
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    In response to Flapjack07's comment:

    He might hit 40 home runs if he batted 670-680 times (which would mean he'd probably lead MLB), but that's not going to happen.

    As Carnie said, I could see a 30 HR season. If he plays full-time 1B and stays healthy, 35 would not shock me. But let's start with him making it through a full season first.



    no one is disputing his ability to hit. Its always been his ability to stay on the field... I think with a position change to the less physically demanding 1B his body will hold up better and his offense i believe, will also get better without all the nicks and bangs from the rigors of catching. i think 130+ games is not out of the question

     
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    As far as bargain signings go, Naps may turn out to be the steal of the century!  I LOVE THIS DEAL!!!!  The fact that he went along with it makes me a bit nervous, as it tends to confirm the seriousness of the injury.

    Still..... Risk vs. Reward??  GREAT DEAL!  Worth the risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    If Napoli succeeds on his first year as a Red Sock, say 30HRs 90RBIs, do you see the Sox extend his contract before the season ends or offer him QO and tie him a draft pick in case he signs elsewhere?  

     
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    Due for a re-birth with Boston!  He's gonna stay healthy.  Sox will give him rest, but he still hits 30+ HR,

    "I call that a bargain...  the best we ever had!  !   !   !!  ! !"

     
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    In response to pinstripezac's comment:

    In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:

     

    As far as bargain signings go, Naps may turn out to be the steal of the century!  I LOVE THIS DEAL!!!!  The fact that he went along with it makes me a bit nervous, as it tends to confirm the seriousness of the injury.

    Still..... Risk vs. Reward??  GREAT DEAL!  Worth the risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Due for a re-birth with Boston! He's gonna stay healthy. Sox will give him rest, but he still hits 30+ HR,

    "I call that a bargain... the best we ever had! ! ! !! ! !"

     




     

     

    I don't mean to rain on your parade

    but what's up with all this 'steal of the century ' bargain talk

    I get the part about being excited about napolis potential

    just don't C why a fan would be so excited about a '' bargain''

    a lopsided trade sure, I just don't get the excitement over a FA bargain

    like you mentioned is it not more of a red flag than anything

    skipping all that and staying with the positive

    unless U know, I don't , what the incentives R

    don't the odds favor

    the better the year the less of a the bargain 

    never understood how both writers and fans

    said he took less money to come here

    without knowing what the incentives R



    If he plays healthy season, he will earn up to $13M.  that's his incentives.  But that's it.  Sox have previlege to either extend him before the season ends or tie him to QO and then negotiate.  Ben signed him to a 1 yr/ $13M, without significant absense due to hip injury, instead of 3 yrs/ $39M.  That's called bargain.  Sox have nothing to lose.  Well you guys won't understand this stuff... 

     
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    he wil crush 40 home runs when he runs the 40 in 4.4

     
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    In response to seannybboi's comment:

    In response to pinstripezac's comment:

     

    In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:

     

    As far as bargain signings go, Naps may turn out to be the steal of the century!  I LOVE THIS DEAL!!!!  The fact that he went along with it makes me a bit nervous, as it tends to confirm the seriousness of the injury.

    Still..... Risk vs. Reward??  GREAT DEAL!  Worth the risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Due for a re-birth with Boston! He's gonna stay healthy. Sox will give him rest, but he still hits 30+ HR,

    "I call that a bargain... the best we ever had! ! ! !! ! !"

     




     

     

    I don't mean to rain on your parade

    but what's up with all this 'steal of the century ' bargain talk

    I get the part about being excited about napolis potential

    just don't C why a fan would be so excited about a '' bargain''

    a lopsided trade sure, I just don't get the excitement over a FA bargain

    like you mentioned is it not more of a red flag than anything

    skipping all that and staying with the positive

    unless U know, I don't , what the incentives R

    don't the odds favor

    the better the year the less of a the bargain 

    never understood how both writers and fans

    said he took less money to come here

    without knowing what the incentives R

     



    If he plays healthy season, he will earn up to $13M.  that's his incentives.  But that's it.  Sox have previlege to either extend him before the season ends or tie him to QO and then negotiate.  Ben signed him to a 1 yr/ $13M, without significant absense due to hip injury, instead of 3 yrs/ $39M.  That's called bargain.  Sox have nothing to lose.  Well you guys won't understand this stuff... 

     



    I read if he doesn't hit the DL due to any hip related issues, he'll get the $13 mil.

     
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    In response to J-BAY's comment:

    In response to seannybboi's comment:

    In response to pinstripezac's comment: 

    In response to redsoxdirtdog's comment:

    As far as bargain signings go, Naps may turn out to be the steal of the century!  I LOVE THIS DEAL!!!!  The fact that he went along with it makes me a bit nervous, as it tends to confirm the seriousness of the injury.

    Still..... Risk vs. Reward??  GREAT DEAL!  Worth the risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Due for a re-birth with Boston! He's gonna stay healthy. Sox will give him rest, but he still hits 30+ HR,

    "I call that a bargain... the best we ever had! ! ! !! ! !" 

    I don't mean to rain on your parade

    but what's up with all this 'steal of the century ' bargain talk

    I get the part about being excited about napolis potential

    just don't C why a fan would be so excited about a '' bargain''

    a lopsided trade sure, I just don't get the excitement over a FA bargain

    like you mentioned is it not more of a red flag than anything

    skipping all that and staying with the positive

    unless U know, I don't , what the incentives R

    don't the odds favor

    the better the year the less of a the bargain 

    never understood how both writers and fans

    said he took less money to come here

    without knowing what the incentives R

     
    If he plays healthy season, he will earn up to $13M.  that's his incentives.  But that's it.  Sox have previlege to either extend him before the season ends or tie him to QO and then negotiate.  Ben signed him to a 1 yr/ $13M, without significant absense due to hip injury, instead of 3 yrs/ $39M.  That's called bargain.  Sox have nothing to lose.  Well you guys won't understand this stuff... 


    I read if he doesn't hit the DL due to any hip related issues, he'll get the $13 mil.




    While it's a bit exhausting explaining the obvious, the minimization of risk IS THE BARGAIN!  It SHOULD go without saying that I hope he EARNS all of the 13 Mil.

    If the HIP, the big concern, becomes a problem, the risk has been factored in.  Even if we ended up paying the guy the full 13 mil, due to chalking the injury up to some other issue, we are not obligated to keep him around.

    Is this really that hard to understand.  If the WORST happens, we have already freed up $8 mil in 2013, (13 - 5 paid = 8 mil for the really slow).  PLUS another 26 Million for 2014 & 2015 under the ORIGINAL DEAL.  YIKES!

    This is nuts having to explain the obvious!  :0

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

        < Back to front page Text size – +   Mike Napoli has avascular necrosis of hip joint Permalink|Comments () Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff January 22, 2013 04:20 PM

    Mike Napoli was officially introduced on a conference call with the Red Sox media moments ago. He agreed to a one-year deal for $5 million with an incentive package of $8 million more if he stays healthy based on plate appearances.

    Ben Cherington and Napoli's agent, Brian Grieper, were also in on the conference call.

    The mystery of Mike Napoli's hip condition was cleared up. He has avascular necrosis (AVN), a disease that causes bone deterioration due to an interruption of the blood supply.

    The issue was discovered in Napoli's MRI in December. He does not have symptoms and is taking medication. He has been working out and expects to be ready for Opening Day. Grieper said the condition is in both hips.

    "This has not affected him whatsoever," Grieper said. "Mike is asymptomatic. No soreness, no restrictions, no nothing."

    According to Grieper, the AVN was not detected when Napoli had an MRI with the Rangers before last season. They have no idea how he contracted the condition.

    Napoli is being treated by Dr. Joseph Lane in New York, a metabolic bone disease specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

    Ben Cherington indicated that Napoli will benefit from playing first base instead of catching. Napoli said he was "shocked" to learn he had the disease but is trying to stay positive.

    According to the Wikipedia article, AVN contributed to the end of Bo Jackson's career. But NFL star Brett Favre played with the condition.

    Cherington indicated that Napoili should be ready for spring training and he will play primarily first base.

     

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    No because he never has had 40 HR, he's getting older and he has a bone disease in his hips called AVN.

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    In response to seannybboi's comment:

    now that his deal is official, let's welcome the new guy.

    His power bats and high OPS in the Fens made Ben signs the guy even with hip concern.  However, if Napoli can stay healthy and have abour 670-680 ABs, can he be that 40HR guy?  His ABs have been limited due to his position and averaged about 324 ABs a season while hitting about 21 HRs.  If he can have 680 ABs, Napoli will hit about 44 HRs mathematically.  Is it possible for him to have a healthy year with his new role at 1B?



    680 AB? Where did you get that Kool Aid? He's also been limited due to injuries. His power and OPS at Fenway was a miniscuel sample size against bad pitching. Over under on 24.

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    In response to Softlaw1's comment:

    No, and No. No, if healthy he can't be a 40+ HR 1B. And, no, he's not going to "stay healthy". He will start less than 140 games, inclusive of all positions, DH, 1B, C.



    The voice of reason. 

     
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    Re: Can Napoli be a 40+ HR 1B if he stay healthy?

    In response to ADG's comment:

    No because he never has had 40 HR, he's getting older and he has a bone disease in his hips called AVN.




    you read that in his med files?

     
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