Originally Posted by WhiteSox5187
He had thumb and wrist injuries that nagged him throughout all of 2008 when everyone was saying he was washed up. The next year he hit 28 homers and then the year after that he was an MVP candidate.
He was still alright that year though. Lower numbers, but the big reason people thought he was regressing was because 2007 was also down from before and he was SO good the years prior. Take a look at his monthly splits from last year. They are...troubling...to say the least. Especially when you like at how high his Babip was in the down months.