David Ortiz’ Trouble May be Mechanical

david-ortiz_0jpgDavid Ortiz’ six for 43 start threatened to make me look like a real ass for picking him to win the AL MVP award.  However, the season is still crisp, and I’m not yet abandoning the big fella.

He mollified a few concerns, when he broke out with a triple in the Red Sox win over Baltimore yesterday.

There’s also this tidbit from MLB.com.  Apparently, Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan found a glitch in Ortiz’ swing that was slowing his bat speed.  He’s still not crouching and driving the ball like before his knee injury.  He may not be “ready to erupt.”  But, it’s still promising news.

A mechanical flaw seems more probable than errant, box-score based speculation of decline or steroid use.  Again, his adjusted OPS+ rose the first four years that MLB introduced drug testing.

David Ortiz Would Like You to Know That He is Alive and Well (Red Sox Monster)

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