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Old 08-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #742
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Sample size. Like how Josh Hamilton hit .177 in July and .360 with 21 homeruns in April and May.
I'd be willing to bet Ichiro is more the .280 hitter than the .300+ hitter.
You're missing the key thing though, who will sign him? Surround him with talent, what high up there team wants to spend a lot of money on an average outfielder?
I'm not sure....I'm guessing a contending team will be happy to sign him to a deal for the next year or two.

I guess a lot of it depends on his asking price.

I think he'll get the 439 hits he needs to reach 3,000 career hits.

That's all I'm saying.

I've been wrong before though....I thought Pudge Rodriguez and Johnny Damon would both get to 3,000 hits.

Pudge fell short by 156 hits and unless someone else signs Johnny Damon, he will fall short by 231 hits.

Damon may get one more shot next season, but even then, I don't think he will get as many at bats as he needs to get the 231 hits he needs over the next few years.

Omar Vizquel keeps plugging along at 45 years of age, but he doesn't get many at bats and still needs 134 hits to reach 3,000 career hits.

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