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Cubs Could Use A Bautista

By bullpenbrian - May 16, 2011 - 5:05 pm Leave a comment.

I simply marvel at Jose Bautista.

He’s homered 13 times in his last 21 games and leads MLB with 15 HR.

His 35 intentional walks also ranks first in the bigs, and he’s reached base safely in 31 of 32 games this season.

Man, the Cubs use a bat like that!

Meanwhile, just look at where this guy’s come from:

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Bautista Hits 50 HR, Big Deal?

By bullpenbrian - September 24, 2010 - 12:01 am 2 comments.

Jose Bautista hits 50 home runs and baseball fans talk about 50 dingers like it means something again. Really?

Albert Pujols hit 47 last year. Ryan Howard hit 48. Just three years ago A-Rod (54) and Prince (50) hit the 50-mark. Heck, in 2006 Howard hit 58, David Ortiz 54!

Bautista’s achievement, albeit a terrific one, isn’t exactly remarkable.
The guy’s hit 50 home runs, which is very respectable, but it’s not 60, and it’s not 70. To speak as though is silly.

It seems baseball fans want Bautista’s mark to mean more than is really does.
No question it’s our way of moving forward from the Steroids Era.

We want our sacred records back, and of course, more 50 homer seasons to cheer for. But this time around we want them clean, we want them real.
We want Jose Bautista, not A-Fraud.

Sure, 50 is worth celebrating, but to think we’ll never see 50 again, c’mon!

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Former-Cub Gregg Now A Jay

By bullpenbrian - February 8, 2010 - 1:00 pm Leave a comment.

Can’t believe the Jays forked over $2.75M for Kevin Gregg.

That’s one sign Toronto’s not going to win the AL East.

Gregg led the league in blown saves with the Marlins, then nearly did the same as a Cub last year, and yet, somehow managed to qualify as a Type-A free agent. Eh?

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