July 05, 2011

How Jose Bautista Went From Baseball Vagabond To The Game's Best Slugger: Despite being one of the more cerebral players in the game, Jose Bautista's career stalled until 2010. Bad luck, as well as injuries, were to blame.

posted by reenum to baseball at 11:58 PM - 2 comments

This is a good read—I linked to it in a huddle a few days back.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:36 AM on July 06, 2011

Good read. Not sure why people can't get their heads around the fact that some guys are late bloomers and/or just "figure it out" later in their careers, and the rush to claim that this must be PED-related and shift the burden to Bautista to "prove" he is clean is just maddening to me.

One thing in that article is wrong though:

He hit 54 home runs last year when no one else hit 40

Pujols had 42.

posted by holden at 02:10 PM on July 06, 2011

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