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What Do Cabrera, Colon, Encarnacion and Bautista Have In Common?


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All four are from the Dominican. Cabrera and Colon have been suspended recently.

Edwin Encarnacion is having a career year and just hit #34 tonight against the Orioles. In the past 13-17 HR's was a typical season for him. He had 17 last year. Suddenly the ball is jumping off of his bat. He'll probably finish with more than 40.

Jose Bautista everyones talked about nationally and on OH. He never hit more than 16 HR's prior to 2010. In 2010 he somehow hit 54 HR'S in 161 games or 1 in every 3 games. Not bad. In 2011 he hit 43 HR'S in 149 games or 1 in every 3.4 games. This year he has missed a number of games and has 27 HR'S in 92 games or 1 in every 3.4 games again. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Will Encarnacion or Bautista be the next to fail the test? I think Encarnacion will go next and Bautista will eventually. We've suspected certain Toronto players were using special bats and we played a video of the Toronto TV crew hinting as much on air during Bautista's 54 HR season. Maybe it's not the bats. Miguel Tejada was also from the Dominican and was involved in allegations he took steroids and said he gave B-12 to Palmeiro.

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