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NFT: Pete Alonso, 53 HRs this year.... yes or no?

No Where Man : 9/10/2019 2:26 pm
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Maybe  
Mike in Long Beach : 9/10/2019 2:28 pm : link
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He's got to average one every third day. Difficult but not impossible  
Ira : 9/10/2019 2:30 pm : link
I'll say yes, because he's pretty hot right now.
Nope  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 9/10/2019 2:32 pm : link
Unlikely  
pjcas18 : 9/10/2019 2:34 pm : link
but he's had a great season.

Pulling for him, he seemed like a good dude in addition to being a passionate player.
YES  
johnnyb : 9/10/2019 2:34 pm : link
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Absolutely!  
GiantBlue : 9/10/2019 2:36 pm : link
The guy is a stud and easy to like!

Go Polar Bear!!!
One every third day is about what he's averaging.  
81_Great_Dane : 9/10/2019 2:36 pm : link
If he stays on pace, he'd end on exactly 53.

(162/143) x 47 = 53.24
It's in reach  
Canton : 9/10/2019 2:49 pm : link
That's all you can ask. I saw his competitive spirit during the Home Run Derby.

I think he at least ties it.
Yes  
averagejoe : 9/10/2019 3:17 pm : link
He will set the juiced ball rookie record.

Judge still holds actual rookie HR record.
His HRs are all legit, juiced ball or not....  
No Where Man : 9/10/2019 3:22 pm : link
He's a natural Power Hitter.
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pjcas18 : 9/10/2019 3:24 pm : link
Park Factor > Juiced Ball
Typical Yankee Fans... SMH  
GiantBlue : 9/10/2019 3:26 pm : link
Keep buying those pennants!
RE: Yes  
moespree : 9/10/2019 3:30 pm : link
In comment 14570579 averagejoe said:
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He will set the juiced ball rookie record.

Judge still holds actual rookie HR record.


Oh please.
Average exit velocity....90.8??  
Greg from LI : 9/10/2019 3:42 pm : link
Aaron Judge laughs
Judge hits in a high school field  
Ira : 9/10/2019 3:45 pm : link
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RE: Typical Yankee Fans... SMH  
Ryan in Albany : 9/10/2019 3:46 pm : link
In comment 14570598 GiantBlue said:
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Keep buying those pennants!


There are currently only 4 players on Yankees roster that are FA acquisitions. The rest have been drafted, signed as International players or trades.

Just so ya know.
RE: His HRs are all legit, juiced ball or not....  
averagejoe : 9/10/2019 3:46 pm : link
In comment 14570590 No Where Man said:
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He's a natural Power Hitter.


When Judge set record there were 5 players in both leagues with 40+ HR's. This year there will be at least 15 or more. Alonso has had a great season but his total is padded by juiced ball. Fact. Same as all the other players reaching career high totals. I like him too but ALL HR records are falling this year for a reason.
the ball is definitely juicier this year -  
Del Shofner : 9/10/2019 3:51 pm : link
the Yanks have broken their single season team HR record with the guys who set the very same record last year on IR much of the year.

That said - Pete Alonso is a legit masher and I think he'd have done it either way.
RE: Average exit velocity....90.8??  
pjcas18 : 9/10/2019 3:52 pm : link
In comment 14570612 Greg from LI said:
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Aaron Judge laughs


better not laugh too hard he may pull a muscle and wind up on the IL.
Enjoy watching the not-Mets in the playoffs, fellas!  
Greg from LI : 9/10/2019 3:54 pm : link
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I miss the days  
KDubbs : 9/10/2019 3:57 pm : link
Where Yankee fans apparently didnt care about the Mets
We don't care  
Greg from LI : 9/10/2019 3:58 pm : link
Just don't want some Mets hump taking Judge's record.
RE: I miss the days  
Del Shofner : 9/10/2019 3:59 pm : link
In comment 14570643 KDubbs said:
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Where Yankee fans apparently didnt care about the Mets


I don't, much, but I like Alonso - how could you not.
RE: Enjoy watching the not-Mets in the playoffs, fellas!  
pjcas18 : 9/10/2019 4:00 pm : link
In comment 14570638 Greg from LI said:
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hey, we're taking baby steps here. It's almost mid September and we have not been mathematically eliminated, this is a step in the right direction.

RE: RE: His HRs are all legit, juiced ball or not....  
speedywheels : 9/10/2019 4:01 pm : link
In comment 14570625 averagejoe said:
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When Judge set record there were 5 players in both leagues with 40+ HR's. This year there will be at least 15 or more. Alonso has had a great season but his total is padded by juiced ball.


And Judge plays in a bandbox, so there's that...
RE: Yes  
JayBinQueens : 9/10/2019 4:32 pm : link
In comment 14570579 averagejoe said:
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He will set the juiced ball rookie record.

Judge still holds actual rookie HR record.


There's no asterisk for Yankee Stadium little league right field, there won't be for this either
RE: Typical Yankee Fans... SMH  
averagejoe : 9/10/2019 4:50 pm : link
In comment 14570598 GiantBlue said:
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Keep buying those pennants!


Lol.....keep paying Bobby Bonilla....lol...is Mo Vaughn off the books yet ?
Weird how Yankee fans  
Metnut : 9/10/2019 4:58 pm : link
are so obsessed with the Mets. You'd think they'd be excited enough about their own team.

I'll be rooting for them in the playoffs if the Mets don't make it. Would be nice to see two NY teams win a pennant this decade.
. dont care if he gets the record. Good for him  
Bill2 : 9/10/2019 5:33 pm : link
But lets not knock either player. It does not make ones "guy" better and it is filled with bad dats

Judge set the record as a dead pull hitter to center left field. Now he hits to the opposite field in an effort to cut down on how pitchers were getting him out in late 2017 and 2018. You can easily look this up.

2019 is a more juiced ball...that's kinda obvious

My guess is that Alonso easily gets the record and does well in the years to come.

The good thing for fans is that both players seem to be easy to like, team first, all around players, good guys and likely around for years
sorry  
Bill2 : 9/10/2019 5:34 pm : link
filled with bad data
RE: . dont care if he gets the record. Good for him  
Ira : 9/10/2019 5:46 pm : link
In comment 14570813 Bill2 said:
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The good thing for fans is that both players seem to be easy to like, team first, all around players, good guys and likely around for years


Well said.
I dont get squabbling between Yankee and Mets fans  
Bill2 : 9/10/2019 6:30 pm : link
Never could.

When I learned baseball, Yankee Stadium was on the subway line 3 blocks away. Its where my grandparents, uncles and aunts knew how to go.

Over the years, who would not be mesmerized by the 1969 Mets or the 86 team? Yankees stunk at the time. I never gave a thought to being a Mets fan.

Who would not admire the play of Seaver, Koosman, Ryan? Who did not watch Gooden in his early great years? Never gave a thought to becoming a Mets fan. Since the Yankees became watchable again in the mid 90's, most years I couldn't name more than one or two Mets. Don't dislike them at all. Have no time or shelf space to pay more attention.

Recently, I know some names because they are included in wild speculation as trading partners. I have never seen DeGrom, or Noah or Walker unless they were pitching against the Yankees. I usually know every Red Sox and most on the Rays and Orioles and Jays.

Now, I do currently feel bad for a life long Mets fan. I am having a tough time watching the endless mediocrity the Mara's put out on the field these past years. But the Wilpons take it to a whole other level of inept and uncaring. Mara cares. He just doesn't know how. The Wilpons are just emotional brats. I did not like the joke George often made of the Yankees but he also was passionate and cared. I just dont see evidence ( granted from far away) that the Wilpons make winning a priority. That would really bother me. The last 7 years of the Giants bother me enough as it is.

But root against or put down the Mets players? Why in the world? Watch them much? No, I watch the Yankees. Nothing the Mets have done, or do, will change that by now, so other than watching good sports stories and good players why spend energy knocking them. Good luck and have at it.

Wish fans could trade owners or ban them for not taking the right substances or something. Over the long run, the enemy of a sports fan is bad ownership. Makes a mockery of years of investing in a team. imo
RE: Typical Yankee Fans... SMH  
mitch300 : 9/10/2019 6:34 pm : link
In comment 14570598 GiantBlue said:
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Keep buying those pennants!

I don’t buy pennants. However, if I see a nice T-shirt outside the stadium I will buy that.
I hope so  
RasputinPrime : 9/10/2019 6:37 pm : link
because we need a gold star for the asterisks going on the homeruns being hit in MLB this season.

I can't believe Stanton picked this season of all seasons to miss. He'd have sniffed Bonds' record.
Who's  
ZGiants98 : 9/10/2019 7:03 pm : link
Walker?
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Bill2 : 9/10/2019 7:16 pm : link
A Met from North of the Wall.
This thread  
Oskie : 9/11/2019 10:19 am : link
Is a good example of why NOBODY likes Yankees fans...Sorry to the few Yankee fans on the thread with class. And, I'm quite sure those Yankees fans don't care what other people think, based on their doucheyness. But just so ya know, as soon as you start talking, most people stop listening.

Simple question, will he or won't he - has nothing to do with the Yankees, but by all means, feel free to bring in juiced balls, exit speed, whatever makes you feel better.

I say Yes
In a juiced ball season I don't care how many he hits...  
Torrag : 9/11/2019 10:35 am : link
Until and unless it propels the Mets into the second Wild Card slot.
RE: Yes  
Beezer : 9/11/2019 10:47 am : link
In comment 14570579 averagejoe said:
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He will set the juiced ball rookie record.

Judge still holds actual rookie HR record.


lol Such a dick.
Gonna say yes  
jpkmets : 9/11/2019 2:58 pm : link
Big chance next road trip at Coors Field and GAB.

Rooting for him to do it for sure -- especially if it helps put up W's.
RE: Yes  
ChaChing : 9/11/2019 8:23 pm : link
In comment 14570579 averagejoe said:
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He will set the juiced ball rookie record.

Judge still holds actual rookie HR record.

You know, while the balls may be altered more so in 2019, the original discussion started due to the numbers starting AFTER the 2015 ASG.

So Judge's 2017 rookie record was using juiced balls too. But don't let facts & science interrupt nonsense and trolling :)

Same article has been posted here a bunch of times fwiw:
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Looking inside the balls and testing their chemical composition revealed that the cores of recent balls were somewhat less dense than the cores of balls used before the 2015 All-Star Game. The newer cores weigh about a half a gram less than the older ones, which might be enough to cause baseballs hit on a typical home run trajectory to fly about 6 inches farther. That alone is hardly enough to explain the home run surge of recent seasons, but when combined with previous research finding that baseballs began to change in other small ways starting around the same time, it suggests that a number of minor differences may have combined to contribute to the remarkable upswing in home run power we’ve witnessed since 2015

538 Article - ( New Window )
whether he gets it or not  
RasputinPrime : 9/11/2019 8:39 pm : link
I just hope he stays healthy and productive for the Mets for a long time. That franchise sure could use a bit of luck when it comes to home-grown hitters. There is nothing more fun than watching "your guys" deliver for a decade.
How  
Gmanfandan : 9/11/2019 10:17 pm : link
Could you bet against him after all he's done this year so far.

Yes. He gets to 53
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