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frostilicus
08-01-2010, 04:43 PM
So Mr. Bautista is on pace to hit 50 home runs this season. Read that sentance again and tell me it's not mind boggling. It's certainly been fun to watch him though and his performance has been something to look forward to on a team that really isn't going anywhere this year. Do you guys think he will hammer out 50 before the season is over?

blujaysrock
08-01-2010, 05:04 PM
I don't see him getting to 50, I see him getting more along the lines of 38-45. Even thought I'd like to see him get to 50, I just don't think it's going to happen, although he hit 10 HR last September I believe, if he can add another 10 in August, he can easily surpass it.

nithanyo
08-01-2010, 05:46 PM
im a big bautista fan, but 50 seems like such a huge number

Farsight
08-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Nothing is impossible, but for the sake of realism... i think he will hit around 40-45 home runs, which in itself is an amazing accomplishment. Even if he didn't hit a home run for the rest of the year, it still surpassed my expectations of him at the start of the season BY FAR

BlueJayFanDan
08-01-2010, 06:10 PM
I think it's possible. But I am gonna go under and say about 44-48.

Gibby
08-01-2010, 06:28 PM
he is on pace for 48hr so he would need to hit the hrs now at a faster than he is. I would say no and think he would get around 45.

wamco
08-01-2010, 06:28 PM
im a big bautista fan, but 50 seems like such a huge number

It's not that big. I'll rock your world here with a huge number ......1157

FlakeyFool
08-01-2010, 06:43 PM
i didn't even think he'd hit 10 this year

statquo
08-01-2010, 07:16 PM
42 dingers. 50 would be crazy.

ramz.n
08-01-2010, 08:44 PM
lets start talking..ROIDS??!?!

donatolla
08-01-2010, 10:51 PM
After all those years of Delgado getting close...how strange would it be if Bautista rips off enough dingers to become the single season Jays leader? Call me nostalgic, but I'd rather that stay with George Bell.

dtmagnet
08-02-2010, 01:13 AM
Greater than 40 less than 50.

masTOR_shake1
08-02-2010, 03:55 AM
Haahah. Jose is the man but I think he is juicing or involved in witch craft.

The_Realist
08-02-2010, 12:35 PM
^^ Jose Bautista's power doesn't look like it comes from a huge body. He gets his power by just ripping hard through with his swing and screwing himself into the ground.

treeleaf
08-02-2010, 01:39 PM
Go Jose. Hit 50 I know you can. George Bell is a legend but Jays fans need something to cheer about after another dismal season. Who knows maybe the jays lock him up to a mid to long term deal at the end of the season and he can do it all over again next year.
Hes the future of this team. Lind Hill and Snider are all scaring the ***** outta me atm.
All the JB haters need to chill and realize that hes the real deal. His numbers where nowhere as good last couple seasons but I can see that hes coming into his own.
50 for Jose!

nithanyo
08-02-2010, 04:34 PM
if he pulls his avg up another .20 points can we talk MVP?

wamco
08-02-2010, 04:50 PM
no chance on a non-competing team. Cano would be much more likely applicant if you are looking past the non traditional types

broncosfan_101
08-02-2010, 04:58 PM
no chance on a non-competing team. Cano would be much more likely applicant if you are looking past the non traditional types

It's between Hamilton and Cano in my mind, with Morneau and Crawford being dark horses. After Pedroia's win, I don't think there's such a thing as "non traditional" anymore.

nithanyo
08-02-2010, 06:18 PM
no chance on a non-competing team. Cano would be much more likely applicant if you are looking past the non traditional types

IMO that shouldnt matter when selecting an MVP. They dont do that with cy young winners, why should they do that with MVP's?

StealingSigns
08-02-2010, 06:23 PM
A-Rod (2003) and Andre Dawson (1987) won the MVP on last place teams. I'm not sure even .020 added to Bautista's batting average would be enough though.

nithanyo
08-02-2010, 06:26 PM
A-Rod (2003) and Andre Dawson (1987) won the MVP on last place teams. I'm not sure even .020 added to Bautista's batting average would be enough though.

Well a .280 avg and 50 hrs is not good enough for MVP? Id take those numbers over pedroias .326 and 19 hrs which won him MVP any day of the week

StayOnBoard
08-02-2010, 06:31 PM
Well a .280 avg and 50 hrs is not good enough for MVP? Id take those numbers over pedroias .326 and 19 hrs which won him MVP any day of the week

Problem is, its not about numbers. Its all about what that person meant to your team and if you'd be in the playoffs with/without him. That's why guys like Pedroia can win, even with only so-so stats.

I don't even agree that players on teams that don't make the playoffs should even be in the voting for MVP. I mean, most valuable to what? You dont get to the playoffs, it doesn't really matter. That's just my opinion though of course :)

Regardless, Josh Hamilton should be the favorite for MVP. Maybe even Vlad - someone in Texas ;) Carl Crawford would be another fine choice.

StealingSigns
08-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Well a .280 avg and 50 hrs is not good enough for MVP? Id take those numbers over pedroias .326 and 19 hrs which won him MVP any day of the week

Sorry, should have expanded.

A-Rod and Dawson were perennial gold glove recipients. In 2003, A-Rod lead the league in several offensive categories while playing shortstop, and became the youngest player in league history to hit 300 home runs. That is a lot of hype, and it swayed the voters.

In order to win the award, if you are not on a first place team, your numbers have to be overwhelming. And besides,if you are talking about players having a tremendous season on a non-contender, look no further than Miguel Cabrera. His other numbers more than make up for the 6 HR's he trails Bautista.

I would love to see Bautista win the award, it would be a great story for the team. There is a lot of baseball to be played, so maybe he can make up the ground in some of those other categories.

broncosfan_101
08-02-2010, 06:40 PM
Well a .280 avg and 50 hrs is not good enough for MVP? Id take those numbers over pedroias .326 and 19 hrs which won him MVP any day of the week

Thanks to his D, Pedroia was worth 6.6 WAR that year which was 2nd in the AL. Bautista's on pace for 5.5, and is currently 9th in the AL. He needs a huge boost in average and probably on D to even get in the conversation, cause he's not in it right now.

And I disagree with your statement of team records not mattering. I'm not saying that Bautista isn't valuable to us, but I think there's a big difference between being valuable on a bad team and being valuable on a good team. I would vote for players on bad teams, but they would need to be head and shoulders above the competition.

Twitchy
08-02-2010, 06:41 PM
Well a .280 avg and 50 hrs is not good enough for MVP? Id take those numbers over pedroias .326 and 19 hrs which won him MVP any day of the week

Brady Anderson says hi.

Manatoo
08-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Brady Anderson says hi.

And to anyone that thinks you cant fluke hitting 40-50 hr's in a season there is another great example....

BlueJayFanDan
08-02-2010, 07:18 PM
Bautista wont win the MVP. Would be cool. He would have to hit 50+ homers and raise his average over .300 in my mind to win it. Wont happen.

H-MYK
08-02-2010, 07:55 PM
I don't think he would get 50, 45 maybe, but not 50.

idrinkpepsi
08-02-2010, 08:07 PM
He'll hit about 42-44 on the season, its still impressive none the less. We haven't had someone hit 40 home runs since Delgado in 2003 right?

wamco
08-02-2010, 10:05 PM
IMO that shouldnt matter when selecting an MVP. They dont do that with cy young winners, why should they do that with MVP's?

A-Rod (2003) and Andre Dawson (1987) won the MVP on last place teams. I'm not sure even .020 added to Bautista's batting average would be enough though.




I'm not saying it is my opinion. I am telling you how the voting has gone over the past 50 years. It is very, very, very rare that a player on a team not in contention has won the mvp award. It's not debatable.

ah nuts
08-02-2010, 10:07 PM
And to anyone that thinks you cant fluke hitting 40-50 hr's in a season there is another great example....

steroids - no question for anderson

broncosfan_101
08-02-2010, 10:48 PM
steroids - no question for anderson

Do you really think Brady was only on the juice for one season? Did he just get tired of hitting HR's? Did he lose his supplier's number? Cause he averaged 15.5 in the 4 years before his campaign of 50, and then 19.75 in the 4 years after. So yes, steroids undoubtedly played a role, but to say that luck wasn't involved as well is foolishness.

bartron_44
08-03-2010, 10:28 AM
No one in the majors has hit 50 since ARod and Fielder did it in 2007. If Bautista ends up leading the league in HR's, I don't care what the final number is, it is an amazing season! No blue Jay has EVER accomplished that, and it would be great to see someone like Bautista with his team first attitude do that for the Jays organization.

If he hits 50, it will be FOOLISH!!Imagine how many RBI's Jose would have if Lewis and Escobar hit in front of him all season long? I think he would possibly even lead the majors in RBI's too. He is the hottest hitter in baseball in July, so he could make a run at Cabrera over the next 2 months if Lewis and Escobar finish strong as well.

If he leads all of baseball in HR's and RBI's, ...I think he has got a shot at being MVP. Don't forget he also leads the majors in OF assists while only playing half his games there, so he is pretty darn 'valuable' out there too..If the Jays pass the Red Sox, and make a run at Minn and the White Sox over the next 2 months, then he better be in the conversation, or voters should be shot.

heusy_79
08-03-2010, 10:55 AM
I said exactly 50. He'll hit 9 more in August, and 9 in September...which will leave him 5 ahead of 2nd place Joey Votto. And then Bautista will pull off his mask and reveal that he is actually Jesus.

Big Game Son
08-04-2010, 02:43 PM
Exactly 50 on the second last game of the season. :)!

Dol-Fan
08-04-2010, 05:27 PM
I said exactly 50. He'll hit 9 more in August, and 9 in September...which will leave him 5 ahead of 2nd place Joey Votto. And then Bautista will pull off his mask and reveal that he is actually Jesus.

and He'll have a 1 hour special on ESPN called "The Truth" to announce his real identity ;)

heusy_79
08-06-2010, 02:26 PM
and He'll have a 1 hour special on ESPN called "The Truth" to announce his real identity ;)

And it shall be awesome.

the_jon
08-08-2010, 03:55 PM
Bautista can absolutely win the MVP. The Jays were being picked by many to finish in last place in this division. Some of that has to do with the Orioles flopping and everything, but the team is still doing WAYYY better than most predicted, myself included.

If Bautista is leading the league in home runs by like 5 with a .280+ BA, he should definitely get it.

wamco
08-08-2010, 04:04 PM
can win or should win?

should? possibly.

will, very little chance based on the past 100 years of voting.

what's wrong with miggy cabrera who is shooting for the triple crown winning it over joey bats?

GrumpyOldMan
08-08-2010, 04:15 PM
No one in the majors has hit 50 since ARod and Fielder did it in 2007. If Bautista ends up leading the league in HR's, I don't care what the final number is, it is an amazing season! No blue Jay has EVER accomplished that, and it would be great to see someone like Bautista with his team first attitude do that for the Jays organization.

If he hits 50, it will be FOOLISH!!Imagine how many RBI's Jose would have if Lewis and Escobar hit in front of him all season long? I think he would possibly even lead the majors in RBI's too. He is the hottest hitter in baseball in July, so he could make a run at Cabrera over the next 2 months if Lewis and Escobar finish strong as well.

If he leads all of baseball in HR's and RBI's, ...I think he has got a shot at being MVP. Don't forget he also leads the majors in OF assists while only playing half his games there, so he is pretty darn 'valuable' out there too..If the Jays pass the Red Sox, and make a run at Minn and the White Sox over the next 2 months, then he better be in the conversation, or voters should be shot.

Jesse Barfield led the league in homers sometime in the mid 80's. I agree that it would be a huge accomplishment though. I hope he can pull it off and I also agree that the final number isn't all that important. It's been a great season.

McJoe
08-08-2010, 04:24 PM
Having seen the poll now I wish I had voted more than 50 but he's on a hot streak right now that wont last forever. I think he ends up in the low 40s.

McJoe
08-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Jesse Barfield led the league in homers sometime in the mid 80's. I agree that it would be a huge accomplishment though. I hope he can pull it off and I also agree that the final number isn't all that important. It's been a great season.

Jesse Barfield hit 40 homers in 1986 leading the American League with probably the lowest total ever. 2nd place was the GIANT Dave Kingman with 35 home runs. Barfield actually led the majors as Mike Schmidt led the National League with 37 home runs.

wamco
08-08-2010, 04:36 PM
what about mcgriff?

McJoe
08-08-2010, 04:42 PM
^^true...McGriff led the AL in home runs in 89 with 36. One ahead of then Indian Joe Carter's 35. McGriff led the NL in home runs in 92 as well with 35.

George Bell led the league in RBIs in 87 but his 47 home runs were 2 short of Mark McGuire's 49. Sucks for Bell since the league leaders in 85, 86, 88, and 89 all had less than the 47 homers he hit in 87 lol.

frostilicus
08-20-2010, 10:47 PM
12 to go... on pace for 51 now...

koreancabbage
08-20-2010, 11:55 PM
depends how many games left at the Rogers Center to be honest LOL

BUT today he did hit a ball to the deepest part of Fenway Park--- dead center homerun, it was a no doubter as well. Bautista is showing that given an everyday position, he's an all-star player.

Ragun
08-21-2010, 02:35 AM
bautista looks hot with a clean shave ;)

1hardcore
08-21-2010, 02:51 AM
i say yes!!! he will hit 50..

blujaysrock
08-21-2010, 05:54 AM
This is going to be so close, hopefully he can get 12 more, but damn I don't know if he will.

Macedonian
08-21-2010, 09:15 AM
Games played 120 ... 80 R ; 38 HR ; 92 RBI ; 5 SB ; 73 BB
Games left 41
Total projected ..... 107 R ; 51 HR ; 123 RBI ; 7 SB ; 98 BB

blujaysrock
08-21-2010, 09:22 AM
Sad thing is hitting 51 HR and 123 RBI along with a .250 avg and .365 OBP probably won't even get him top 3 in MVP voting :(

Macedonian
08-21-2010, 09:29 AM
Sad thing is hitting 51 HR and 123 RBI along with a .250 avg and .365 OBP probably won't even get him top 3 in MVP voting :(
Hm... .365 OBP is not bad... not at all...
His line is actualy pretty good .254 / .367 / .592 / .959

OBP .365 ... 15th in the league (AL)
SLG .592 ... 3rd
OPS .959 ... 5th
AVG .254 ... 1000th

On a side note... 2nd in walks, 1st in HRs, 3rd in RBIs, 7th in runs

blujaysrock
08-21-2010, 09:35 AM
Hm... .365 OBP is not bad... not at all...
His line is actualy pretty good .254 / .367 / .592 / .959

OBP .365 (15th in the league)
SLG .592 (3rd in the league)
OPS .959 (5th in the league)
AVG .254 (1000th in the league)

Yeah it's not bad at all but Miguel Cabrera and Josh Hamilton should finish in front of him, I don't know he probably will finish 3rd. Although hitting 50 home runs is probably better than hitting .330+. only thing is Miguel will probably have 40+ homeruns to go along with his .340 avg.

StayOnBoard
08-21-2010, 10:22 AM
Sad thing is hitting 51 HR and 123 RBI along with a .250 avg and .365 OBP probably won't even get him top 3 in MVP voting :(

Im a big believer in .. if the team doesn't make the playoffs they shouldn't have the MVP to someone on their team.

But no one can knock what Bautista has done this year. Even if he only hits 40 home runs, that's double than what most people thought he'd get.

All-star year and he's still driving it. I love the ROTOWORLD comments of "he's just about to slow down".... makes me lol :laugh:

Shark
08-21-2010, 12:22 PM
Yeah it's not bad at all but Miguel Cabrera and Josh Hamilton should finish in front of him, I don't know he probably will finish 3rd. Although hitting 50 home runs is probably better than hitting .330+. only thing is Miguel will probably have 40+ homeruns to go along with his .340 avg.

Yea Miguel will no doubt win it in my mind. His Avg is amazing, leads in RBi's and only 1 of 5 players that are on pace for 40+ HR's which probably only 3-4 that may get there. If Bautista will make a case for himself, then he would actually need to hit 50+ HR's and finish off with a .275 avg if possible, and overtake cabrera in RBI's.

I think Bautista will end up with 45-47 HR's, he's on pace for 51 and he has 38, I been a big supporter all year and every time i see non blue jays fans hate on bautista even while when he was leading when he was in the 25 HR range, i been telling them that this is the real deal and it aint no fluke.

Macedonian
08-23-2010, 10:02 PM
Games played 120 ... 80 R ; 38 HR ; 92 RBI ; 5 SB ; 73 BB
Games left 41
Total projected ..... 107 R ; 51 HR ; 123 RBI ; 7 SB ; 98 BB
Update!!!

Games played 123 ... 83 R ; 40 HR ; 95 RBI
Games left 38
Total projected ..... 109 R ; 52 HR ; 124 RBI

frostilicus
08-23-2010, 10:41 PM
10 more to go, gentlemen!

BlueJayFanDan
08-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Can I change my vote to yes he will hit 50?

Bwest4prez
08-23-2010, 11:26 PM
Is jose bautista using steroids ??

kl06ty
08-23-2010, 11:42 PM
Is jose bautista using steroids ??

Bautista don't take steriods, steriods take BAUTISTA! He def has my vote for 50+ HRS!

Bjaxn45
08-23-2010, 11:53 PM
Can I change my vote to yes he will hit 50?

I don't think you can change it on the counter but I think alot of the no's including myself are rethinking. Bautista's a pimp!

StealingSigns
08-23-2010, 11:59 PM
I will certainly be happy to be wrong if he makes it.

dtmagnet
08-24-2010, 04:21 PM
I earlier said no but now I am starting to wonder.

frostilicus
08-28-2010, 09:01 AM
42 now...

Macedonian
08-28-2010, 09:30 AM
Update!!!

Games played 127 ... 87 R ; 42 HR ; 97 RBI ; 81 BB
Games left 34
Total projected ..... 110 R ; 53 HR ; 123 RBI ; 103 BB

Macedonian
08-31-2010, 10:08 PM
43

Update!!!

Games played 131 ... 90 R ; 43 HR ; 103 RBI ; 83 BB ; .268 AVG
Games left 30
Total projected ..... 111 R ; 53 HR ; 127 RBI ; 102 BB

Pride
08-31-2010, 10:11 PM
It's gonna be a close one.

nstojic
08-31-2010, 10:15 PM
wow.... just wow... i've been one of the last to hold out on truly believing in this guy but how can you deny that what he's doing is actually happening...we haven't had a 1.000+ OPS guy since delgado... not saying he'll finish the season there but to even be there this late in the season... and all those rbi's...wow...

just look at what he's done in the last two months, alone... just imagine where he'd be if his April and June were a bit better.... :clap:

Shifty1 69
09-01-2010, 07:23 AM
43

Update!!!

Total projected ..... 111 R ; 53 HR ; 127 RBI ; 102 BB

These numbers would be just plain silly...:speechless::clap:




just imagine where he'd be if his April and June were a bit better.... :clap:

How incredible would the numbers look if those months were better.:speechless:

DiPasquale7
09-01-2010, 09:27 AM
Just dont any of you forget that I was one of the first to say yes when this poll was made originally. So many of you guys wanted to throw him away for next to nothing at the deadline. I'm glad he's proven the doubters wrong to this point.

nstojic
09-01-2010, 09:35 AM
and let ME be one of the first to say that, as with all the other assets we could have moved at the deadline, i wasn't just willing to give him up for 'next to nothing' and would only have done so if something 'promising' was coming back...i never felt AA was shopping him but rather, ala burke/kaberle, wanted to see is he could, pardon the pun, hit a homerun with a bautista trade and if nothing met that criteria, was more than happy to keep him in TO... exactly how I felt...

bartron_44
09-01-2010, 10:33 AM
I also said I didn't think he would reach 50 when the thread opened, but Bautista has turned it on even more since the all-star break somehow. He is starting to drive the ball to right Center when they pitch him away, which has caused his average to shoot up to almost .270 (with an OBP of .385!!! ) :)

When he gets a pitch to hit, he usually annihilates it. Those minor changes to unleash his power have been incredible. He is so locked in up there, it is amazing to watch at times. His eye at the plate, and patience to wait for a good pitch to hit has become foolish!!!

LETS GO BAUTISTA, bring the home run title north of the border baby!!!!

Shifty1 69
09-01-2010, 12:10 PM
LETS GO BAUTISTA, bring the home run title north of the border baby!!!!

Pretty much a foregone conclusion at this point. lol
He could not hit another and probably still win the HR crown.

nstojic
09-01-2010, 12:32 PM
His eye at the plate, and patience to wait for a good pitch to hit has become foolish!!!



great point.. overlooked IMO... some wanna bring steroids into the discussion BUT... watch the AB's closely and you'll see that he has a pretty good eye/idea of the strikezone and what is 'reachable' and what should be left alone...you can see it sometimes, he'll pick up a pitch so early and determine that it'll be a ball and he eases up very early... there's no following the pitch the whole route and being fooled last second.. all his AB's arrrre, are literal manifestations of what cito's been preaching to the hitters... simply, wait for your pitch, this case the fastball, and crush it... no steroids... he's built solid, always has been and his bat speed is pretty good.. line drive homers!!

with bautista it's all in his great and early pitch recognition....

bonds was more of a roid case when it came to that because he started hitting all those roid homers, pitchers just stayed away and his OBP shot up to video game levels.. he had a good eye but later on, he didn't need it as much...

wamco
09-05-2010, 12:40 PM
Will Bautista hit 30 next year?

nithanyo
09-05-2010, 01:25 PM
Will Bautista hit 30 next year?

I think he will

2009mvp
09-05-2010, 04:49 PM
great point.. overlooked IMO... some wanna bring steroids into the discussion BUT... watch the AB's closely and you'll see that he has a pretty good eye/idea of the strikezone and what is 'reachable' and what should be left alone...you can see it sometimes, he'll pick up a pitch so early and determine that it'll be a ball and he eases up very early... there's no following the pitch the whole route and being fooled last second.. all his AB's arrrre, are literal manifestations of what cito's been preaching to the hitters... simply, wait for your pitch, this case the fastball, and crush it... no steroids... he's built solid, always has been and his bat speed is pretty good.. line drive homers!!

with bautista it's all in his great and early pitch recognition....

bonds was more of a roid case when it came to that because he started hitting all those roid homers, pitchers just stayed away and his OBP shot up to video game levels.. he had a good eye but later on, he didn't need it as much...

Bautista's walked in 15.3% of his plate appearances this year. Bonds hasn't been below that number since 1990 when he had a BB% at exactly 15. I personally don't think he's on anything, but that's really poor reasoning IMO. Plus I love harping on just how ridiculously good Bonds was, even the pre-roiding-out-of-his-mind version.


Will Bautista hit 30 next year?

I'd say the over/under's gotta be set somewhere around 25-27.

Macedonian
09-10-2010, 12:19 AM
44

Update!!!

Games played 139 ... 93 R ; 44 HR ; 106 RBI ; 90 BB ; .264 AVG
Games left 22
Total projected ..... 108 R ; 51 HR ; 123 RBI ; 104 BB

MooseWithFleas
09-10-2010, 08:45 PM
Just hit number 45!

BlueJayFanDan
09-10-2010, 09:05 PM
What a ridiculous season for him.

Ragun
09-10-2010, 09:24 PM
:clap: keep it up!

BBB
09-10-2010, 09:28 PM
46!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HT9Canada
09-10-2010, 09:28 PM
46

Ragun
09-10-2010, 09:31 PM
HAHA **** YES! number 46 AND the score from 8-1 to 8-8 BEAST!

MooseWithFleas
09-10-2010, 09:31 PM
He might just do it!!!!!!

BigEasy1323
09-10-2010, 11:07 PM
It is looking good for Bautista

treeleaf
09-10-2010, 11:22 PM
Beastista rawwwr

Shark
09-11-2010, 12:26 AM
Crap I said he will end up with up to 48. Lol I hope he breaks 50....... Shame his AVG is still only .268, but considering it was like .230, he has really turned it around.

I honestly believe he would have a chance at MVP if his avg was a tad higher, and the Jays(although I am not disappointed at there season at all, I been loving it all year) were in the playoff race. Although I really do believe Bautista SHOULD be mentioned if he breaks 50 HR mark and leads in RBI's and if 2nd place in AL HR doesnt reach the 40 mark.

Pride
09-11-2010, 12:48 AM
2 more until he beats the Jays' season record. Hope he breaks 50.

Macedonian
09-11-2010, 01:42 AM
46

Update!!!

Games played 140 ... 95 R ; 46 HR ; 110 RBI ; 90 BB ; .266 AVG
Games left 21
Total projected ..... 109 R ; 53 HR ; 127 RBI ; 104 BB

ByShine
09-11-2010, 02:38 AM
he will repeat these kind of numbers next year

North Yorker
09-11-2010, 07:48 AM
... than an :mad: Josť Bautista!!!!!!!!!!!

lovingTO
09-11-2010, 08:56 AM
Trade him!...after he hits #50.

BlueJayFanDan
09-11-2010, 02:16 PM
I am just still in shock at the things Jose has done this year.

StayOnBoard
09-13-2010, 11:47 PM
he will repeat these kind of numbers next year

Doubtful... but 30 seems about right (and I'd be totally fine with that kind of production from my 3rd baseman).

Everyone thought he's slow down - I watched him smash two homers at Rogers' center this weekend. The guy is a machine...

McJoe
09-15-2010, 11:22 AM
Wouldn't that be embarrassing. If he hits like 51-52 and sets the team record in home runs and then disappears off the face of the earth and never hits more than 10 and FOREVER Jose Bautista is our franchise leader in home runs with 51-52 in 2010 and he goes down as another one of those one season wonders...

Maybe he will follow Roger Maris's career path...
57-59: 58 homers
60: 39 homers (136 games)
61: 61 homers (record that stood until McGuire/Sosa)
62-64: 82 homers
64-68: 35 homers

nstojic
09-16-2010, 08:02 AM
who's #1 on an SI list of top surprises in the MLB?


Pleasant Surprises
1. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays OF. Thought to be nothing more than a useful utilityman, he had never before hit more than 16 home runs in a season. But he is this season's runaway homer leader with 46. That's seven more than anyone else (Albert Pujols has 39) and 10 more than any AL hitters (Paul Konerko has 36). A bit of it is connected to Toronto's Rogers Centre, where Bautista has hit 30 of his home runs. But he has gotten even better in the second half; after posting a very nice .903 OPS before the All-Star break, he has put up a 1.155 OPS since. He was on the block at the trade deadline, but no one wanted to pay the seemingly steep price, which was one or two talented young players (with the Yankees it would have been Brett Gardner and Joba Chamberlain). Turns out, he may have been worth it. In the post-steroid era, this is an incredible story.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/jon_heyman/09/12/monday.scoop/index.html#ixzz0zh2Q0fYh

LechWalesa
09-16-2010, 01:32 PM
I am pleased to say that I was 100% wrong about Bautista. What a phenomenal year.

frostilicus
09-17-2010, 10:57 PM
Looks like the Blue Jays have a new home run king. Forty eight down, two to go.

Ragun
09-17-2010, 11:03 PM
2 moreeeee!!!

ByShine
09-18-2010, 02:42 AM
Doubtful... but 30 seems about right (and I'd be totally fine with that kind of production from my 3rd baseman).

Everyone thought he's slow down - I watched him smash two homers at Rogers' center this weekend. The guy is a machine...

wheres the doubt in that, he now has 48 home runs

2009mvp
09-18-2010, 11:26 AM
^^He was talking about next year.

Shark
09-18-2010, 12:24 PM
Congrats to Bautista on the season he has had. I hope he can repeat, i will be very happy with 30+ next year.

BigEasy1323
09-18-2010, 01:07 PM
Bautista has really opened some eyes this season. Congrats to him! Would be nice to see him hit #50 at home (though Rogers Center will be 2/3 empty)

Luca68
09-18-2010, 02:38 PM
none of us here expected him to hit 48 homers, as of now im still in shock that he has hit 48, but after a season like this you cant trade a guy who is almost at 50 home runs, i say keep him.

wamco
09-18-2010, 04:39 PM
I'll be happy with 30 next year

FlakeyFool
09-18-2010, 07:18 PM
the mans bat speed is incredible

idrinkpepsi
09-18-2010, 07:20 PM
I think it's no doubt he will hit more then 50 this year.

BlueJayFanDan
09-18-2010, 08:13 PM
He only needs one more. This is pretty exciting.

Luca68
09-18-2010, 11:08 PM
Onee moreee hes definately got thisss!!

nithanyo
09-18-2010, 11:34 PM
LOL i wanna change my vote .... im a huge JB fan and even i thought he wasnt gonna get 50

1hardcore
09-18-2010, 11:41 PM
u know people need to fill up seats for this guy!!!

Ragun
09-19-2010, 12:57 AM
i predict bautista hits more than 50 :D

nithanyo
09-19-2010, 01:58 AM
u know people need to fill up seats for this guy!!!

The best pitcher in baseball didnt put butts in seats .... how is he??

1hardcore
09-19-2010, 02:01 AM
The best pitcher in baseball didnt put butts in seats .... how is he??

ummm yes he did but he doesnt pitch everyday

ChongInc.
09-19-2010, 03:16 AM
Unbelievable.