In this era,
when a player, who has never hit more than 16 homers in a season or driven in more than 63,
- suddenly has a dramatic spike in power as Bautista has in leading the AL with 38 homers (as of 8/21) and ranking third in RBI with 92
it is greeted with jaundiced eyes. But those who know him best insist it has been nothing more than a matter of finally being able to play regularly.
Ever since the Blue Jays traded Alex Rios
last season, the 29-year-old Bautista has thrived as their everyday right fielder.
will likely move him
over the winter with
- one year to go until he hits free agency."...
8/21, Bill Madden, "Aces and Jokers: Breaking down the biggest surprises and disappointments of 2010 MLB season,"
NY Daily News column
Labels: Toronto tried to trade Jose Bautista at the deadline-Bill Madden