well my post was probably a sloppy mess so...
what i was getting as was simply that i don't understand lumping gwynn into the comparison since the triple crown requires hitting for power (maybe rickey henderson would be a better example since he started hitting for power later in his career and was still a great on-base % guy)
as far as juicing, i wasn't saying anybody was juicing, i was saying that the league is juicing the actual baseballs over the past season or two because fans like to see the ball jump off the damn bat. i would think that if you've got a swing where you can backspin the ball a la Papi or Posey you're gonna end up with more home runs than otherwise with a baseball that's been dehydrated or whatever.
i feel bad to post this on the wrong thread. pm if you want we can bullshit some more.