Originally posted by dobo:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by dobo:Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:Originally posted by dobo:Originally posted by Niners99:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by WheresWaldo:
Well A-Rod is going to break it. Funny that nobody mentioned him.
Yes.. I was just about to post Arod.
Arod is 34 years old so if he plays until 40 and averages 35 per year he will pass Bonds. Very possible and very likely I think.
Already at age 33 and 34 hes only managed to get to 30 HR the last 2 seasons. hes showing signs of getting older. To assume that he will hit 5 more HR person season than he has the last 2 years, and then do that for 6 more years straight? very unlikely.
He just needs some flaxseed oil (administered by syringe).
been there done that
Yes, but Barry hit 73 homers when he was 37. Then he had his best season ever when he was 40.
Alex has his whole career ahead of him.
What? Bonds had his best season when he was 40? I don't think so.
If steroids didn't help A-rod hit 70 HRs when he was 33, they won't help when he will be 37.
Bonds was 40 in 2004. 45 homers, 101 RBIs, .362 BA, .609 OBP(), .812 SLG, 232 walks (), 120 intentional walks ().
Barry Bonds in the years 2000-2004 was arguably the best stretch in the history of baseball. He was 35-40 years old.
Okay, I may have looked at the wrong year. I thought he was injured when he was 40. To me, his best season was when he hit .370 and 46 HRs and just 47 strikeouts.
But, yea - his 2004 could also be his best when he hit more HRs than strikeouts.
But, A-rod will not have same success in his late 30s. Plenty of great hitters have taken steroids, and haven't come close to matching that production once. The reason Bonds had his best years during those years is because he started taking steroids pretty late in his career. It's not because steroids help a 37 year old man more than a 31 year old player.
[ Edited by 49ersMyLife on Mar 27, 2011 at 13:36:51 ]